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Sitemaps with the topic URL structure.

  1. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 14 months ago

    I have two hubs in "autos" and Google is giving me an error message in my Webmaster Tools for one of them after it was moved to the "autos" subdomain.

    Another "autos" hub is EC and I am not getting an error on that one. So I looked and discovered that EC hubs are not in my sitemap, which is why Google didn't catch that one.

    The error is:

    "This url is not allowed for a Sitemap at this location."

    If I understand correctly, all hubs will be moved to a common sitemap under the root. But then we no longer will be able to specify our sitemap in WMT.

    Does HP have a plan to allow us to continue using Webmaster Tools? It's very helpful for tracking Search Analytics and other traffic data, and we will lose that.

    1. makingamark profile image76
      makingamarkposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      That's what I meant about the fact we are going to lose all the valuable data from Webmaster Tools because the content will in future be associated with a topic and not with us.

      I think this aspect is a downgrade in terms of functionality.

      1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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        Paul Edmondsonposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        It is, but you can add individual hubs to GSC.  Definitely not perfect.

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          Look forward to it smile Won't we need some sort of verification to add individual pages?

        2. janderson99 profile image84
          janderson99posted 14 months ago in reply to this

          @Paul are you suggesting we add pages as sites to GSC/WMT ? Certainly this is not perfect!
          I have checked. Yes! you do this, and verify using analytics for a new structure 'auto' hub, but this is very clumsy (=> hundreds of one page sites).

  2. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 14 months ago

    Hi Glenn,

    In the blog post I mentioned part of the tradeoff with GSC.  http://blog.hubpages.com/2015/10/24/lik … new-again/

    We will fix up the sitemaps.  It also looks like the autos category moved over fine, so we are planning the rest of the site move.  It will definitely happen by next week if not sooner.

    Paul

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Paul,
      Good to hear that.  I think we are all anxiously waiting to see the outcome.  Hope all goes well.
      Sally

    2. makingamark profile image76
      makingamarkposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Can you explain acronyms rather than using them with no explanation

      GSC means........

      1. janderson99 profile image84
        janderson99posted 14 months ago in reply to this

        =WMT

      2. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        GSC is Google Search Console. Haven't you noticed lol? There was a video once you signed into Webmaster tools. I don't really get why they re-branded it. It was explained in the video, but really... why!

    3. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I'm willing to live with that as I used to get along by adding individual hubs to WMT back in the old days before we started using subdomains.

      But we have another problem that I am communicating with Matt about. It has to do with "More In This Series" missing on topic URLs when viewed with Firefox.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Just an update to conclude this thread: Matt has resolved the issue with "More In This Series" - as it turned out it was not related to the topic URLs.

 
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