General blog posts

📌 Ways you can help support us

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Ways you can help support us This project only keeps going with the contributions from our community and we are very greatful for for your support. We now have more ways in which you can help support the project below. Contribute / donate Subscribe to our online service Donate by[ ]( **UK Bank Transfer **Sort code 08-71-99 Account number 00100030 Wish list We have a list of things we need for managing and running the service which you may wish to purchase to help us out.

📌 Become a contributor and get extra benefits

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Become a contributor and get extra benefits We provide all our sitemap services for free and for the love of it, but running this service on advertising revenue and donations is difficult as they are unpredictable and in recent times they have not covered our costs. In May 2018 new European Union Data Protection regulation had a significant impact and with recent world events we now find ourselves under significant financial pressure.

📌 Upcoming service changes

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Upcoming service changes Over the last few months we have bee looking at the sustainability of our various sitemap solutions. Since the introduction of new EU Data Protection legislation in 2018 our ability to generate revenue through advertising has become limited.With dwindling advertising revenue from current streams and limited donations we are increasingly finding ourselves reaching in to our own pockets to fund the service. We have been looking at options to allow the continued running and maintenance of the services as well as ways to invest in a number of key areas such as infrastructure, developer tooling, support materials as well as new services.

📌 What has been happening?

Thursday 19 March 2020

What has been happening? First of all we’re sorry we’ve been quiet for a while. The service is very much run on a volunteer basis and some sometimes other priorities take over. We rely on the support of our community and advertising revenue which of late has decreased due to stricter rules on the use of personal data. We thank you for your continued support. What’s new? We’ve updates our WordPress plugin having tested it for the most recent version of wordpress as well as publish a new version 1.

📌 Wanted - tallented bloggers and copywriters

Thursday 2 February 2017

Wanted - tallented bloggers and copywriters We’re currently using Fiver to recruit talented bloggers and copywriters to help spread the word about XML sitemaps and promote our service, but this isn’t cost effective longer term with our very limited funds, so we’re looking to our great user community to help out. We’re primarily interested in English bloggers, but if you are able to take our English content and produce high quality copy in Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic or Portuguese we’d also be interested to hear from you and put you on our contact list.

📌 Thank you for 2016

Thursday 5 January 2017

Thank you for 2016 We just wanted to say thank you for all your support during 2016, it was an “interesting” and sometimes challenging year, but we made it through. The main event of the year was when our then hosting provider 123reg deleted ALL their customer’s virtual services and had no backups or recovery mechanisms. This left us and many similar businesses to recover from file backups. Major hosting outage - 123reg

📌 Recent user feedback

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.

📌 What are people saying?

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.

📌 We're slowly getting back online

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.

📌 Major hosting outage - 123reg

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.