[Zen Cart] A few sitemaps problems

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wirefram
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[Zen Cart] A few sitemaps problems

Postby wirefram » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:42 am

Hi

I am using Zencart 1.3.9h, i have submitted the sitemap to Google and i have some problems:

1) every single product url is rewritted fine but once the product is sold the url shows as not found in the webmaster tools (error 404) so what can i do to have errors 404 removed from the sitemap?

2) Google crawl folders that no longer exist on my server, other errors 404, they were gone way before i install MSU show how can they even show up in the lis of crawl errors?

3) I have a lot of duplicates urls: the url with cPath+same url rewritted... why urls with cPath are indexed in the sitemap?

Thanks

L.

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Re: [Zen Cart] A few sitemaps problems

Postby inveo » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:09 am

1) Magic SEO URLs do not change behavior in any way when product has been sold. How did you come HTTP 404 Not Found Error come when product is sold?
Please post more details and your site URLs.

2) This is general problem not related to Magic SEO URLs. As soon as any URL (page/folder) is indexed by crawl then crawl will come back several times even if received HTTP 404 Not Error to make sure it is correct response and not temporal server problem. Once crawl decide that this URL really no longer exists then URL is removed from index and link database after some time depending on crawl. If you want to speed-up this process, disable it in robots.txt file.

3) You will need to post more details regarding this issue, such as your site URL and MSU Sitemaps location.

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Re: [Zen Cart] A few sitemaps problems

Postby wirefram » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:27 am

1) when i add one product, a page is created, rewritted, indexed but once the product has been sold it shows up as error 404 in webmaster tool. eg

http://www.crystal-energy.com/dioptase- ... 23251.html

and many more... I have unique products, then i'd like to know what can be done once the product has been sold as there are little to none chance i'll ever sell the exact same item as weight is very specific

3) examples of duplicates description in webmaster tools:

Diopside fragment de cristal partiellement gemme, belle couleur vert vif en vente sur Crystal Energy
/danburite-a-eudyalite-660/diopside-63/
/index.php?cPath=659_63
/pierres-et-mineraux-2213/danburite-a-eudyalite-660/diopside-63/

my site is http://www.crystal-energy.com and the sitemap file is at http://www.crystal-energy.com/sitemaps.php

thanks

L.

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Re: [Zen Cart] A few sitemaps problems

Postby inveo » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:37 pm

We have checked your site and Magic SEO URLs is working fine there. Your issues look as serious database integrity problem. Magic SEO URLs are only reading from database so it has to be caused by your modification or other Zen Cart Add-Ons.

We would suggest you to temporary disable Magic SEO URLs on your site (by commenting out installation line in includes/application_top.php file) and you will see whether all issues will still persist.

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Re: [Zen Cart] A few sitemaps problems

Postby wirefram » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:35 am

what do you mean by:
serious database integrity problem?

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Re: [Zen Cart] A few sitemaps problems

Postby inveo » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:18 pm

It means there are missing or multiple records in table(s) where only one record is expected.