My google webmaster status is "Errors" after first crawl

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My google webmaster status is "Errors" after first crawl it says that the error is:

Details - Unsupported file format
Your Sitemap does not appear to be in a supported format. Please ensure it meets our
Sitemap guidelines and resubmit.

my sitemap is sitemap.xml icant see what is wrong with that ? anyone got any ideas i really want to get this indexed thanks.

http://www.direct-propecia.co.uk
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Hi Dan,

I'm sorry you are experiencing this problem. Can you try re-submitting your sitemap. For detailed, step-by-step, instructions on how to submit a sitemap, please see our Google Webmaster Tutorial - http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/g.... Please use our instructions and not Google's. Google's are written on the assumption that you are coding the website from scratch. Our instructions are written to work specifically with SynthaSite.

Please email me back if the problem persists.
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Hi thanks for the speedy reply, this is actually the second site map i have submitted. the first time i submitted it it did the same i follow the instructions step by step could it be anything else ?

thanks. There is the chance that it still has not updated from the first sitemap but i only see one on the screen and it was a few days ago.

thanks a lot

http://www.direct-propecia.co.uk
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Hi Dan

How long did you have to wait for Google Ads to come up on your website?

Thank you

www.gadget-webstore.co.uk
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they came up in less than a day i was quite surprised actually. They dont work out side the red lines though which is a bit rubbish as i cant have any skyscrapers.

but i am gonna try a wider template for the next site.

thanks
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andy muller

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Hi
Less than a day..... meaning ...? i've added the codes this morning . Will they show up by tomorrow. I'm a bit concerned that i might have done something wrong. Are you tablets really good?

Thanks
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Rich

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Mostly it take around 10 minutes the ads to show after you put the code on your site.
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Hello,
I am going to give you a screen shot of what the page should have looked like when you submitted your sitemap to Google. Is this exactly what you did and what the page looked like?
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yes thats exactly how it was and i submitted it. the first time i had an extra / so it read (http://.synthasite.com//sitemap.xml) thinking this may have caused the error i resubmitted it yesturday evening without the extra / but i cant tell if google has re-crawled it yet. see might be jumping the gun. maybe i should wait another day and see if it rectifies.

I cant honestly remember about the adds it was pretty quick i think it was more like half an hour. i just followed the instructions word for word and it was fine. Hope that helps.

thanks

http://www.direct-propecia.co.uk/
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Cool Dan! It seems like you have done what you were supposed to. Yes, please give it another few days and let us know if you are still having troubles.

Regards,
Emmy
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Thanks Dan
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Ok thanks Emmy hope it works soon thanks
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ive been thinking, i may have actually done this wrong. I just typed in sitemap.xml when i added it, do i have to do anything at synthasites end other than paste the google webmaster code which is on every page ?

http://www.direct-propecia.co.uk
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Hey d.

i check your sitemap and i never had problem downloading it.



after 4 minutes........


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if theres nothing wrong on sitemap make sure to check if you put the right website.

Hope it helps,
- Rich
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Thanks, thats wierd mine stays pending for ages. I have another site which works fine though, maybe i should recheck my details thanks for that Rich.

http://www.direct-propecia.co.uk/
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d.

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Oh its working now, how long does it take to be indexed I am excited now. my other site took two days to be indexed but it still reads:

Indexed URLs in Sitemap 0

how can i improve on this and also where do i find out my sites rank (I know its gonna be 0 or 1) but i need it to be one so i can start adding to directories if you get me

http://www.direct-propecia.co.uk/
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Alternative way to let google know that u already submitted your sitemap by pinging them using this.

www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
ping?sitemap=http://www.site.com

Note: please continue the link and change the url.
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Rich

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indexing takes time it may take around a few days,

if u want to know about your page rank you must have a google toolbar and look for this:
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d.

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cheers rich thats great, google ruddy monopolize everything

thanks

http://www.direct-propecia.co.uk/