sitemap warning on google webmaster

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Hi I have verified my site and followed instructions for submitting sitemap. I must add here that I have done nothing to create a sitemap as instructions said that synthasite did this automatically . Problem is webmaster says warning where sitemap is concerned saying all urls are the same no priority given to pages and default setting not selected something like that . This is all new have I missed something here ? nurserygreen.com

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Tamsin
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Tamsin

I have asked one of our developers to take a look at this. He is not available right now, but I am sure he will get back to you as soon as he can.

In the meantime it would really help us out if you could copy and paste the exact warning message you get from Google Webmaster.
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- 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. Help Problem detected on: Oct 16, 2008
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- 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. Help Problem detected on: Oct 16, 2008
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Hi Tamsin,
Just a quick note: your question has not be forgotten. We will try and get you an answer as soon as possible.
Kershnee
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Hi Tamsin,
I am facing the same issue that you are as you can see below I have recieved the same warning message. I have investigated a little bit about this issue and the problem is that when synthasite makes the sitemap.xml, all priorities are set 1.0 for all the pages in the website. Priorities have to be different so that google can indicate the importance of each page in the website. Please let me know how can we fix this issue.

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. Problem detected on: Oct 30, 2008

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Paul
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Another issue that I ́m facing is with the robots.txt URL. I recieve a message from google that the page was not found (404). This is because google goes after the url: http://mysite.synthasite.com/robots.txt and here in synthasite we cannot make this url. Please help.
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We have reported the issue with the sitemap and hope to have a response for you soon about this.

With regards to a robots.txt file can you tell me why you are trying to add one? Are there parts of your site that you do not want Google to index? If not, you do not need such a file.
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Hope this helps: I still have some pages within my site that are in the process of development. Some of the links don't work yet and they are kind of messy. In order to tell google bot not to index these pages, I just password-protected all of them. You can do this in the Site Manager tab > under site password protection.
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I have the same problem (see below), any news to solve it?

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. Problem detected on: Nov 6, 2008

Also, can synthasite generate sitemaps in a form that can be used easily to make a webpage in my website? Cos, some websites has a web page for sitemaps where visitors can find a webpage he wants to see easily.
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Hi Billy,

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 Creating Subpages

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. We will explore the ability to change this in the future.

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. Keep the questions and feedback coming - we use questions like this to help prioritize the features we add!

Kershnee
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Hello all

I'm also in this "priority boat" now and just wanted to confirm that my site will be indexed with google. Correct, or am I not understanding. Does it matter about what pae has priority? I had another problem with not being indexed at all, this is a step in the right direction, or do I still need to do something?
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Your site will be indexed by Google. However when this happens is out of SynthaSite's control, as we do not have any influence with Google's crawlers. One of the most important things you can do to get your site indexed is to update your site regularly with original content, and have incoming links to your site from related websites.