Where is my sitemap?

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I understand that Yola automatically generates a sitemap for my website. Where can I find that sitemap? I'd just like to look at it.
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Keara

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Sanja, Official Rep

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Hello Keara

Yes.. Yola does create a .xml sitemap for you automatically. You can find the instructions for how to submit this to Google in this tutorial: Google Webmaster Tutorial.

The URL of your sitemap is http://yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml. (Replace "yourdomain.com" with your own domain name.)

Please let me know if you have any further questions.
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Sanja, thank you for your reply. Yes, I am aware of the instructions on submitting the sitemap to Google. What I wanted to do now is to see the sitemap myself. I've looked at the url using the information you have supplied me. I found a file that was raw and unformatted, with this statement at the top - "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below."

Is that the way it's supposed to look? shouldn't there be a nice tidy sitemap, of the usual sort?
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Hello Keara

I'm not sure Keara. I am going to pass this question to someone else who is more knowledgeable in this area than I am. She's currently offline right now. Thank you for your patience as you await her response.
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No problem, Sanja. I just signed up with Yola a few days ago, and I'm enjoying the learning process.
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Meant to add - thanks for your reply and your help. :-)
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Keara

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Hey, this question has been marked 'answered' - but it has most definitely NOT been answered. Please help!
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Hi Keara

The moderation tools that allow us to mark questions as answered, help us keep track of requests internally.

I assure you that your question has not been forgotten.
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Keara

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Sanja, why would you mark a question as answered if it has not been?? It most certainly makes me feel that my question has been placed in yesterday's trash. It definitely does not make me feel hopeful that my question will be answered!!!
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Sanja, I've suggested to Monique that another category / marker might help customers understand that the question is still pending, while still letting your team know that it has been addressed. Thank you for your help.
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Hello Keara,

Thanks for your patience with my getting back to you regarding your sitemap. I am sorry that you feel your question had been put in yesterday's trash, that surely isn't the case.

What you described with your sitemap is how it is supposed to look. It is not a formatted page, but a document tree of your site pages. So all is well!

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Emmy
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Keara

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Emmy, that's exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you!
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Hi Keara

Just to add to what Emmy has said, I have set the topic status to "needs an answer". This status will remain until you indicate that you have received a satisfactory answer to your question.
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Monique, I appreciate this. Maybe you could have a different category, e.g., "The company has acknowledged this question," or "This answer needs more information" to accommodate both your tracking needs and the customer's sense that her question is still pending. Thanks again!