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  • Question

  • For MSN search live, can sitemap file be sitemap.xml.gz or does it have to be unzipped sitemap.xml?

     

    Thanks.

    Friday, January 11, 2008 2:14 AM

Answers

  • I would leave do both.  This will ensure that all the engines can read it.  Even beyond Live, Google or Yahoo.

     

    Jeremiah

    Monday, February 4, 2008 2:37 AM

All replies

  • I guess the question was too easy for anyone to answer.

     

    If anyone is interested, I used sitemap.xml.gz as created by godaddy, Google and Yahoo liked it, but had no success for msnbot to visit, even though I severall times submited it through webmaster tools and pinged.

    I changed it to unzipped sitemap.xml, pinged it and the same or next day msnbot visited and indexed.

     

    Not sure if it was just a fluke.

     

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:25 AM
  • I would leave do both.  This will ensure that all the engines can read it.  Even beyond Live, Google or Yahoo.

     

    Jeremiah

    Monday, February 4, 2008 2:37 AM