All the URLs in your Sitemap are set to the same priority

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my submitted my yolaite sitemap to google webmaster after verifying my site and after a day it gave an error All the URLs in your Sitemap have the same priority.
All the URLs in your Sitemap are set to the same priority (not the default priority). Priority indicates the importance of a particular URL relative to other URLs on your site, and doesn't impact your site's performance in search results. If all URLs have the same priority, Google can't tell which are more important Can you give me the solution please..
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Shreejan

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KanThaiDecor

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This has no effect on your site....This is something we all used to get and I thought Yola had fixed it but every once in awhile it seems to come back..
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Hi Shreejan

When we create your sitemap each time you publish, the page priority is set based on where it is in your site hierarchy. All of the pages linked in your main menu are set with a default priority, and any "subpages" which aren't included in the main navigation are given a slightly lower priority. For more information on creating subpages, please see our tutorial at: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/creatin...

The page priorities are meant to give search engines like Google a nudge in the right direction, but are only a small portion of how they see your pages. It's common practice to only assign one or two priorities in a sitemap, which is why we've set up the process as I described above and not included a way to modify it.

I apologize for the warning you're seeing in Google, but please rest assured that it's just a notification and won't cause any sort of penalty for your site.

In general, the metrics I suggest looking at in Google's Webmaster Tools interface are the crawl statistics to see how long it's been since Google's crawled your pages and how many pages it's found.

I hope this helps explain things a bit further. Let me know if anything is still unclear.
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Mark N

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I noticed this problem, too. There is only a problem with .yolasite domains and not .synthasite.

Anyway, here's a site I launched a couple of weeks ago - tell me what you think!

http://chilloutmusic.synthasite.com