Hi, WA. This is a quick reference for those who are having a little trouble getting their sitemap to work. Here is a nice free site that will correct most errors. As you know google doesn't have the time. Below is the URL where to go. We all know sometimes the easy way delivers non-completion also, but here is a remedy to a small problem. It's works I used it myself today.

www.xml-sitemaps.com

1) Change frequency: to always

2) Priority: to Automatically Calculated Priority

3) Then click start

Mindset Is Key,

PParadise


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viyee Premium
Great info. Thank you for sharing.
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Clbrooks57 Premium
This one is tagged. Thanks!!
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KarenEB Premium
Thank you for sharing :)
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Mark108 Premium
Thanks for sharing. How do we upload the sitemap file into the domain root folder of our site?
Mark
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Triblu Premium
Hey Mark,

This video may offer you the help you seek: https://youtu.be/aRoI4qRWSNg
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Mark108 Premium
Thanks very much. Quite technical, but I'll work my way through it.
Mark
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Triblu Premium
Mark, I have a question for you ... Where are you in the Certificate Courses?

Kyle teaches a method that automates the sitemap being created and updated so you won't have upload each and every time you update or add content to your website.
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immistermike Premium
If you are using All-In-One SEO you can update your sitemap there. You have to edit the post and under SEO there is a link to Feature Manager. Make sure the sitemap option is Activated. It will build the sitemap for you plus you can edit it.

Once activated, the XML Sitemap option will appear under All-In-One SEO. Take that option to see your sitemap, edit it, name it, plus you'll see a lot of other options.

Then you go to the Google Webmaster Tools and point it to your sitemap and there you can tell it to upload whatever name you gave it. The default is "sitemap.xml"
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Mark108 Premium
Thanks Trish, is it inherent within the site or a part of the training I haven't seen yet? I'm at course 3 Lesson 1 and must finish a post before I move on- writer's block so soon! :)
Appreciate your help
Mark
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Triblu Premium
If you follow Kyle's instructions on installing your sitemap Mark, it will be automatically updated with each and every update you make.

Try not to panic when you get writer's block. Most times it's caused by trying to hard. Go for a walk or do some yard work ... and allow your mind to mull over your niche.

Things to think about:
What would someone want to know about ____
What would they Google search for that would find my topic...

In the training Kyle will suggest you create Google Alerts for your niche. Make sure you DO IT ... because they are a great means to help you select something to write about.
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Mark108 Premium
I guess the Google Alerts will be covered in upcoming training. Thanks for your advice, I really appreciate it.
All the best,
Mark
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ThomasPye Premium
Good information. Thanks for sharing!
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OTolo Premium
Thanks for sharing
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jtaienao Premium
Thanks for sharing this.
Jerome
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JMupanguri Premium
Thanks for sharing
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MAstick Premium
Another tool to use and shared by another WA family member. To all of our success. Much appreciated.
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5-qpq Premium
Hi Pparadise, looks like I'm the first one to leave a comment. What the heck is a sitemap and what's it for? I'm on Level 3 of Bootcamp. This is beyond me, lol! But I'm sure I'll need it somewhere on this journey with WA. I'll keep it in my back pocket! Kind regards, ~ Becky
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pparadise Premium
The sitemap tells you how much traffic you are getting from google and keeps you in good hands with google.

PParadise
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5-qpq Premium
Oh, thank you! I will definitely be keeping this in my back pocket and thank you for sharing. I hope to one day soon return the favour. Good luck with Google! Kind regards ~ Becky
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Trudge19 Premium
Thanks for sharing paradise.
Very useful xml.
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pparadise Premium
You are welcome.
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JacquieW1 Premium
Thanks for info!
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pparadise Premium
You are welcome.
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AGOgden Premium
Indeed, it IS a mindset...
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pparadise Premium
Thanks for the reply.
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