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    Question Sitemap error


    Hi good people!

    I have been trying to create sitemap with Yost SEO, but I keep on having this error massage every time. is there anyone who can help me to check and advice me on what to do the error message says. I tried to do it in google webmaster tool but still its not working.

    "This page contains the following errors:

    error on line 2 at column 6: XML declaration allowed only at the start of the document
    Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error."


    my website is safehandsliveincare(dot)co(dot)uk

    many thanks
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    I think your sitemap file having xml error. Can you use following website for creating sitemap.

    Create your Google Sitemap Online - XML Sitemaps Generator

    remove old sitemap from the webmaster tools and submit new sitemap file.

    Hope this will help you.
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    You mean i should delete the site map plagin i have and install XML sitemaps Generator?
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    this is what i got and i have no idea what it meeans

    XML sitemaps Generator

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <urlset
    xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"
    xmlnssi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9
    http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd">
    <!-- created with Free Online Sitemap Generator Create your Google Sitemap Online - XML Sitemaps Generator -->


    </urlset>
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    You don't need to delete the plugin. I mean delete the sitemap submitted in google webmaster tools.

    Just add your website to that xml-sitemap generator website I have mentioned. It will generate the xml sitemap for your website externally. You don't need to install it on your website. Submit that xml sitemap to google webmaster tools.

    Hope you got it.
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    I think that sitemap generator not working for your website. Can you please try this

    XML Sitemap Generator - creates Free Google site-maps online
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    I recomend you to remove the plugin and install the new version,that was out today..

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