Blog posts from 2016
Saturday 19 November 2016
Recent user feedback Ever so often we like to share some of our user feedback. Here’s a few recent comments : _Your service is efficient and easy to access for a general webmaster. _ _Thank you for making it soooo easy for me to generate a Sitemap for my website. I’m a novice when it comes to website creation. I’m learning to do it all myself. Google said that it was a great idea for me to give them a sitemap for my website, but I had no idea how to do that.
Monday 5 September 2016
Latest online sitmap updates Over the last month or so we’ve been making some tweaks and changes to our sitemap generator website. New : Upgraded website to Zurb Foundation 6 New : Improved website performance New : Minor cosmetic / content updates to our website Fix : Sitemap Image url issue. Fix : Contact us form issue Fix : Donate form New : More reliable email notifications We also made one of the last changes to our infrastructure separating out the email server to use Microsoft Exchange online.
Wednesday 10 August 2016
Using sitemaps video intro Check out this helpful video introduction to using sitemaps to help google find content hosted on your website. Of course it isn’t only google that will benefit. Many search engines use sitemaps to inform their search listings so sitemaps are an important part of your SEO (Search Engine Optimization Strategy). What next? Try creating a quick sitemap using our free online sitemap generator. Find out what is the best sitemap generator for you.
Saturday 30 July 2016
What are people saying? We love to hear your feedback whether comments, questions or problems, it’s what helps us keep moving forward. Here are some of our recent favourites : Google likes my new sitemap, thanks excellent resource! super easy to use, super face[sic] results. great service, and the generator just works. in fact, it works better than some of the paid products out there. sending donation soon! Thank you for a wonderful service Generated sitemap quick and free.
Monday 30 May 2016
Website diagnostic tool We sometimes get contacted by people with questions about why their sitemap wasn’t generated as expected , indeed in some cases returning very few or no pages. In most cases the answers are to do with the structure or format of their website and how it responds to our spider. To help users understand and address these problems we’ve started to automate some standard checks we should normally do manually to help resolve these issues.
Monday 16 May 2016
Sitemap Infrastructure Upgrade On the 16th April our hosting provider 123-reg made a catastrophic blunder deleting 100’s of customer virtual servers. They have since been unable to recover the servers and many reported permanent loss of data. You can read more about the outage and how it unfolded on our previous blog and on the BBC news website. Having been through a rocky period we are pleased to say that we are now coming out the other side of the disaster having relocated our services to Microsoft Azure.
Wednesday 4 May 2016
A few new updates and fixes We’ve recently been making some improvements to our online service to fix a number of issues and improve performance. We’re also working hard to add additional resilience and fault handling to reduce the impact of problems that sometimes occur. Online sitemap generator As well as recovering the service, we also had some updates in the pipeline that we have made available as part of this re-launch :
Wednesday 27 April 2016
We’re slowly getting back online On the 16th April our hosting provider 123-reg made a catastrophic blunder deleting 100’s of customer virtual servers. They have since been unable to recover the servers and many reported permanent loss of data. This has left ourselves and many others having to manually reinstate server infrastructure and recover from file backups. As a very small operation that relies on community donations this resource intensive recovery operation hit us hard and taken time and money to recover.
Saturday 16 April 2016
Major hosting outage - 123reg Since early morning (GMT) April 16th 2016 our hosting provider 123reg has been experiencing a major outage. There was little communication on the matter and no information on the nature of the problem. It later transpired that as part of a catastrophic blunder 123-reg accidentally deleted 100’s of virtual servers. This serious incident is hitting many businesses hard and is being covered by various major UK news channels including BBC News online.
Wednesday 16 March 2016
How to publish your sitemap We are often asked how to publish sitemap once it has been generated. In this FAQ we provide a quick overview of the process. 1) Generate your sitemap First you need to create your sitemap using a sitemap generator. We have a range of options to do this including our : Online sitemap generator for a quick sitemap with up to 2000 pages. WordPress sitemap generator plugin.