Error reference for the sitemap file

Errors

List of errors that occur when processing the sitemapfile.

Error Description
Not indexed.

Failed to download sitemap file. File URL might be incorrect.

Maximum file size exceeded

Sitemap file size exceeds 10 MB.

HTTP error

When trying to download the sitemap file, HTTP status other than 200 was received.

Invalid URL

Invalid URL of the sitemap file is specified.

Connection lost

Server terminated connection when loading the sitemap file.

DNS error

Failed to download the file because of DNS error. File URL might be incorrect.

Connection failed

The Sitemap file failed to download, because the server connection failed.

The URL is forbidden in robots.txt

The URL of the sitemap file is prohibited in the robots.txt file and therefore it could not be downloaded. Check the correctness of the robots.txt file and thesitemap file address.

Incorrect HTTP response

Sitemap file failed to load because the web server response doesn't match HTTP protocol.

Response contains no data

When downloading the sitemap file, the server returned an empty document.

Extraction error

An error occurred while extracting the sitemap file compressed using gzip.

Tag found more than once

The specified tag should occur in the given context only once.

Unknown tag

The specified tag should not occur in the given context.

Tag not found

Required tag is missing.

Incorrect page address

The URL does not match to the standard.

Incorrect URL (does not correspond to Sitemap index file location).

Sitemap file location determines the set of URLs that you can include in this file. A file located in a directory must contain a URL from the same directory or its subdirectories. For details, see Sitemap file location.

URL too long

URL length exceeds the limit (1024 characters).

Tag cannot be empty

The specified tag must not be empty.

Tag cannot contain other tags

The specified tag must not contain nested tags.

Data limit exceeded

The specified tag contains too much data.

Tag contains no data

The specified tag doesn't contain necessary data.

Incorrectly encoding

The Sitemap file doesn't start with the correct UTF-8 prefix (0xEF 0xBB 0xBF). It must start with the <?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8"?>

Invalid XML

The sitemap file is not a well-formed XML document complying with XML syntax rules.

Too many errors (processing terminated)

There are more than 100 errors found in the sitemap file. Further processing of the file was terminated.

URL limit exceeded

The sitemap file can contain a maximum of 50000 URLs. If you need to list more than 50000 URLs, you should create several sitemap files and include them in the index sitemap file (see Using sitemap index files).

Sitemap file limit exceeded

The Sitemap index file can contain a maximum of 50000 URLs of sitemap files.

Multiple incorrect URLs in file (processing terminated)

Sitemap file begins with consecutive incorrect URLs. Further processing of the file was terminated because the file is likely to have invalid format.

A sitemap index file cannot contain links to other sitemap index files

The Sitemap index file can only contain references to sitemapfiles, not to other sitemap index files.

Error in root tag

An error occurred while processing the root tag.

Warnings

The list of warnings that occur when processing the sitemap files

Warning Description
Encoding not UTF-8

UTF-8 prefix (0xEF 0xBB 0xBF) is missing.

Unknown tag (ignored)

Unexpected tag was detected. It may be a sitemap protocol extension. The tag is ignored.

Unknown text (ignored)

An unexpected text was detected during the processing. The text is ignored.

Unknown attribute (ignored)

An unexpected attribute was detected during the processing. The attribute is ignored.

Too many warnings (warnings terminated)

More than 100 warning were generated when processing the sitemap file. Warning are not displayed any more.

Empty line (ignored)

Empty line was detected when processing the sitemap file.

Incorrect URL (does not correspond to sitemap index file location)

The Sitemap index file can include the URLs of sitemap files located on the same site. For details, see Using sitemap index files

Invalid URL priority format

Priority must be a number from 0.0 to 1.0. For details, see XML tag definitions.

Tag must contain data

The specified tag must contain data.

A tag cannot contain other tags

The specified tag cannot contain child tags.

Tag data too large

The specified tag contains too much data.

Tag contains no data

Required data is missing in the specified tag.

Invalid lastmod tag value

The Lastmod tag contains an invalid date. The date must be in the the W3C Datetime format.