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Having issues with RSS Feed..

Postby sanjokidd » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:01 pm

Hey guys I am having the following error when entering my RSS Feeds in the Google webmaster tools page...

"URL not allowed
This url is not allowed for a Sitemap at this location."

What does this mean??
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Re: Having issues with RSS Feed..

Postby dcz » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:24 am

It means that you're submitting an RSS feed where you should submit a sitemap, that's all.

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Re: Having issues with RSS Feed..

Postby sanjokidd » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:05 pm

Oh okay, things seem to have cleared now! By the way, do you have an idea of why my new topics in the board are not being indexed?

I noticed other sites that get all postings index within 3 hours of being posted, yet mine don't. :oops: :cry:

Also only 29 forums are showing in the sitemap but there are way more..

http://tinyurl.com/kuykfk

I am sorry for all these questions..
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Re: Having issues with RSS Feed..

Postby dcz » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:32 am

Only public forums are showing up in sitemaps.

Then you seems to be using the virtual root option, since your sitemap links goes to phpBB3/. But, sitemap cannot list urls not being inside the directory where the sitemap is. So you need to move your sitemap.php file to your root directory, following the instruction provided int eh install file, and then remove the phpBB3/ bit on the left par of the sitemap rewriterules :
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# Google SitemapIndex
RewriteRule ^phpBB3/sitemapindex\.xml(\.gz)?$ /phpBB3/sitemap.php?gzip=$1 [QSA,L,NC]
# Module cat sitemaps
RewriteRule ^phpBB3/[a-z0-9_-]+-([a-z]{1})([0-9]+)\.xml(\.gz)?$ /phpBB3/sitemap.php?module_sep=$1&module_sub=$2&gzip=$3 [QSA,L,NC]
# Module sitemaps
RewriteRule ^phpBB3/([a-z0-9_]+)-([a-z0-9_-]+)\.xml(\.gz)?$ /phpBB3/sitemap.php?$1=$2&gzip=$3 [QSA,L,NC]

Becomes :
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# Google SitemapIndex
RewriteRule ^sitemapindex\.xml(\.gz)?$ /phpBB3/sitemap.php?gzip=$1 [QSA,L,NC]
# Module cat sitemaps
RewriteRule ^[a-z0-9_-]+-([a-z]{1})([0-9]+)\.xml(\.gz)?$ /phpBB3/sitemap.php?module_sep=$1&module_sub=$2&gzip=$3 [QSA,L,NC]
# Module sitemaps
RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9_]+)-([a-z0-9_-]+)\.xml(\.gz)?$ /phpBB3/sitemap.php?$1=$2&gzip=$3 [QSA,L,NC]


Then, your sitemaps will actually be usable by google, and it should help.

A thing you may want to check, since you're having indexing issues, is to make sure that all your public forums can be read and viewed by the bot group.

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Re: Having issues with RSS Feed..

Postby sanjokidd » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:48 pm

Got it to work!!

So my next question. I have check that all my forums have "bot" permissions but still my new postings are not being index although google's bot hangs out in my board all the time.. Any idea why this is happening?

Also for Yahoo to be able to look into the RSS feed does it also have to be on the root like the site map?
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Re: Having issues with RSS Feed..

Postby sanjokidd » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:47 pm

I am also now seen redirect issues as per googles webmaster page
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Re: Having issues with RSS Feed..

Postby SeO » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:07 pm

I don't think that we are talking about RSS feeds anymore here.
Please post in a more suitable topic, and remember that if you change some url, they will stay a bit in the list retrieved by google from sitemaps, but he does not accept redirected url in there, so it's an edge and temporary case, since your sitemaps will be updated the next time google will visit them, and there won't be redirect any more, unless you constantly change your url which is of course not a good idea.
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