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Invalid Feed Issue in Google Webmaster

  1. I am having a problem with my site RSS feed being declared invalid in Google Webmaster tools. It shows parsing errors and shows not a single url to crawl. While RSS feed validators says its a valid feed and all right. SEE http://beta.feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A//chantingbudha.wordpress.com/feed

    My RSS feed is http://chantingbudha.wordpress.com/feed

    Any advice is welcome and Thanks in advance for your precious little time and skill-full advice.

    The blog I need help with is chantingbudha.wordpress.com.

  2. http://ismyblogworking.com/chantingbudha.wordpress.com - also confirms that your feed is fine.

    Sounds like a problem with Webmaster Tools. What exactly do the errors say?

  3. Forgive me for asking, but why do you want to submit the feed and not the sitemap?

  4. I just ran into the same problem. I submitted the sitemap as well. Webmaster Tools found the feed and asked if I wanted to add it so I did as well. The errors it returned were:

    Line 13
    Status Invalid URL
    This is not a valid URL. Please correct it and resubmit.
    URL:
    http://
    Parent tag: channel
    Tag: link
    Problem detected on: Aug 22, 2009
    
    Line 13
    Status Incorrect namespace
    Your Sitemap or Sitemap index file doesn't properly declare the namespace.
    Parent tag: channel
    Tag: link
    Problem detected on: Aug 22, 2009
    
    Line 13
    Status Invalid XML attribute
    The XML attribute of this tag was not recognized. Please fix it and resubmit.
    Tag: link
    Attribute: href
    Problem detected on: Aug 22, 2009
    
    Line 13
    Status Invalid XML attribute
    The XML attribute of this tag was not recognized. Please fix it and resubmit.
    Tag: link
    Attribute: rel
    Problem detected on: Aug 22, 2009
    
    Line 13
    Status Invalid XML attribute
    The XML attribute of this tag was not recognized. Please fix it and resubmit.
    Tag: link
    Attribute: type
    Problem detected on: Aug 22, 2009
    
    Line 14
    Status Invalid XML: too many tags
    Too many tags describing this tag. Please fix it and resubmit.
    Parent tag: channel
    Tag: link
    Problem detected on: Aug 22, 2009
    
    Line 34
    Status Invalid XML: too many tags
    Too many tags describing this tag. Please fix it and resubmit.
    Parent tag: item
    Tag: comments
    Problem detected on: Aug 22, 2009
    
    Line 54
    Status Invalid XML: too many tags
    Too many tags describing this tag. Please fix it and resubmit.
    Parent tag: item
    Tag: comments
    Problem detected on: Aug 22, 2009
    
    Line 79
    Status Invalid XML: too many tags
    Too many tags describing this tag. Please fix it and resubmit.
    Parent tag: item
    Tag: comments
    Problem detected on: Aug 22, 2009
  5. You don't need to submit your sitemap to Google. Google already knows about it.

    http://support.wordpress.com/sitemaps/#xml-sitemaps-for-search-engines

  6. Thanks for all the posters here. With there replies, I got the answer to the problem.

  7. Actually Google allows blogs feed url be submitted as sitemap so in the past it was working OK but from some 2-3 months back it is coming out as invalid sitemap url. I think it is related with google webmaster upgradation issues. As everyone must be aware here that they have updated there webmaster pages. Personally I haven't liked there upgradation because it is showing lesser backlinks even while it was in beta mode. And this sitemap thing has made me even more to dis like the update.

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