Where is my sitemap?

  1. Jimut profile image81
    Jimutposted 4 years ago

    Some months ago I was using my sitemap easily. But after posting a new hub my sitemap actually disappeared. I tried
    http://jimut.hubpages.com/sitemaps/hub/ … mut.xml.gz
    but it is giving a 404 error. Why?

    1. skear profile image91
      skearposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It looks like hubpages is disabling sitemaps for users without at least 10 published hubs. 

      If you look at your robots.txt file (http://jimut.hubpages.com/robots.txt) you'll see the following.

      # Sitemaps (only for users with at least ten published hubs or questions)
      # Sitemap: http://jimut.hubpages.com/sitemaps/hub/ … mut.xml.gz
      # Sitemap: http://jimut.hubpages.com/sitemaps/ques … mut.xml.gz

      The hash tags on those lines indicate that the sitemap is disabled.  If you notice it says 10 published hubs OR questions.  You could easily write 10 questions to overcome this limitation and get your sitemap back.

      1. Jimut profile image81
        Jimutposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I think by writing 10 qs it will unlock the sitemap of the questions only. What kind of rule is this, why are they so cruel about sitemap? I was getting 60 views per day when there was a sitemap now it dropped to 10.