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Posted on 2013-06-21
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting the following problem with my sitemap.
I do not know what to do about it.
Could you please advise.
1 Errors     Nested indexing    This Sitemap Index is referenced by another Sitemap Index.
      
1  Sitemap: www.mynewsite???.com/custom/domain_2/sitemap/index.xml
URL: /sitemap.xml
      
thanks
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Question by:digisel
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by:Chris Stanyon
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You should have one site map and call it sitemap.xml - you seem to have a file called index.xml referring to another called sitemp.xml

The link you've provided isn't valid!!
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by:digisel
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I can see the sitemap.xml in the root directory.
But I cannot see the file called index.xml
do you have any thoughts on that?
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by:digisel
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Apologies.   Found this index.xml file in a remote subdirectory
The following are its contents.
Should I delete this to leave the sitemap.xml on its own??
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Chris Stanyon earned 500 total points
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Using Google Webmaster tools, you can submit a sitemap. Usually this is a file called sitemap.xml in the root of your folder and needs to be in a particular format. There are several tools available online to auto-generate this file for you - you simply enter your URL, click Go, and then download the resulting file. Upload that to the root folder and then tell Google Webmaster Tools where it is.

From the errors you've shown, it looks like your sitemap.xml file contains a reference to another file called index.xml - remove that reference, re-save the sitemap.xml file and re-submit to Google.

Within WebMaster Tools there a way to test the format of your file, so once uploaded, test it and make sure there are no errors.
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by:digisel
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thanks for your help.   I had done all that previously but somehow one of the files was named index.xml.
Thanks for spotting what was wrong.
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