Help with sitemap and google webmaster tools please

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Help me please

Right could someone give a detailed (in laymans terms) how to add a site map to my site www.webwander.co.uk so that i can get google webmaster to read it as am getting a headache trying !

dont know whether to laugh or cry
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  • getting a headache !

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Hi ethan0904 try this...

1) Goto http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

2) Then put your synthesite website URL in the text box after the (http://) www."yoursitehere".synthasite.com/ your site name in place of "yoursitehere".Don't forget to remove the commas. If you open your index page in your browser and highlight then copy your URL then paste into the box it works just as well but do remember to highlight the (http://) in the text box and then paste or you will have two (http://)'s in the address.

don't (Change frequency) and leave (Last modification) alone

3) Press (Start)

4) When its done save or (Download un-compressed XML Sitemap) to your computer then save to your File manager. Then update...

5) Then go here http://www.sitemapwriter.com/notify.php and type in your synthesite address in the text box after the http://

6) Don't change the (Search Engine) box and then click (Notify)

You are now going to be crawled by Google, Yahoo, Ask.com, Live and Moreover.com

This may take a few days and is up to their crawler schedule.

Hope this works for you
Happy site building
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right i have done step 1-3
how do i save to filemanager and update what ? sorry a bit dumb i know mate
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Step 4 is easy enough. All you need to do is click on the "Download un-compressed XML Sitemap" text on that page and save it to your desktop

To upload your sitemap to your site is simple.

1) Open your page editor and in the toolbar you will click on a button that says "File Manager"

2) Once the file manager has opened you simply click the button that says "Upload"

3) In the File Upload pop up box click on the "Browse" button and search for the sitemap file you just created and then click on the file to highlight and click the "Ok" button

4) Click "OK" in the File Upload pop up box

5) Click "Close" in the File Manager

6) Then update your site to save the changes...
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THis worked for me thanks.
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As to the Google webmasters tools you need to have your sitemap in place and in your site file manager first before you can use the webmasters tools.

1) Goto the webmasters tools dashboard and enter in your URL in the "ADD SITE" box provided then click "ADD SITE"

https://www.google.com/webmasters/too...

2) Then click on your sites link in blue

3) Then on the left side of the screen click on the "SITEMAPS" button.

4) Then click the "Add a Sitemap" link mid page.

5) Select "Add General Web Sitemap" in the drop down box.

6) Place the following inside the step 3 box resources/sitemap.xml

7) then click "Add General Web Sitemap"

That should do it...
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Thank you got there in the end mate just having a blond moment

Great advice once again
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You know I was born blond too and you know that a little over 1 month ago I was exactly where you are today...

I hope my steps were as layman as they could be...
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Still no good errors still coming up in google webmaster tools sitemap app !

Any ideas ?
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Sorry to hear that ethan

Sometimes it takes time to clear up any errors and google will crawl your page hours or longer after you made the changes and notified them. I wouldn't give up hope just yet my friend.

I wonder if you could tell me if you had multiple urls in your webmaster tools... I think that after the next few days if the errors persist you should start with a blank slate and empty all the addresses from Webmaster tools and re-enter all the info from above.

Give it a day or two and then I will walk you through it again. I know this works because I not only did it myself but i have walked a half dozen others through this very thing. We will get you through this I have no doubt.

Finally going to sleep
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All of this is so hard to do. It would be nice if it was easier. It would be cool if there was a button or something that people could press and BOOM everything is done.
http://computer-dr.webs.com/
http://gamersrus.synthasite.com/
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Hi there Computer Dr.

Give it time my friend. As I have only been at it here under 2 months I will say that not long ago I felt as you do now.

Take a breather and wait for some new features for sitmaps and others to come out very soon to help us do all this without the hurdles and hoops we are going through now.

Synthasite heard the please of the many and as a company who cares they took it upon themselves to do something about it.

Little while longer I hear...

Ed
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OK thanks!
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I don't think I was supposed to do this. Would you mind checking my site?
http://gamersrus.synthasite.com/
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Computer Dr,

Can you tell me what we should be looking for?
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yes sry. Am I supposed to have the site map available, for download or is this not necessary?
It is at the bottom of my site.
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It's not necessary, it just needs to be saved to your file manager.
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OK thanks! I will correct it.