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  1. Eyh hi

    I've posted on the french forums but someone told me it could be better to copy paste the thing here in order to get some help. Sorry for the mistakes by advance.
    Ok so, I created a new blog and I've been using the Google webmasters tools for only a few days now. I followed every step, got my site verified and I have seen that the sitemap is automatically generated. The thing is that I guess I still have to "send" it to Google because otherwise it says "no sitemap" at all in the webmasters tools. Hence the fact I tried to send the sitemap to get rid of so errors and better appear in researchs.
    But when I try to visualize my sitemap at the address "mywebsite.wordpress.com/sitemap.xml" I have an error and when I send it to Google I have the related error too. I'll copy and translate the errors below and hope for some help =) ! Thx in advance.

    What I have:
    XML analysis error : not defined entity
    Emplacement : http://criticluster.wordpress.com/sitemap.xml
    Line number 3, Column 2243 :<urlset xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:mobile="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-mobile/1.0" xmlns:image="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-image/1.1" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd"><url><loc>http://criticluster.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/toucher-du-bois-ne-suffit-pas/</loc><mobile:mobile></mobile:mobile><image:image><image:loc>http://criticluster.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/kristen-connolly-cabin-woods-arm.jpg</image:loc><image:title>kristen-connolly-cabin-woods-arm</image:title></image:image><lastmod>2012-12-03T02:56:02+00:00</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq></url><url><loc>http://criticluster.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/pourquoi-criticluster/</loc><mobile:mobile></mobile:mobile><lastmod>2012-11-30T14:01:34+00:00</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq></url><url><loc>http://criticluster.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/rec%c2%b3-petit-manuel-dun-film-manque/</loc><mobile:mobile></mobile:mobile><lastmod>2012-11-30T13:58:55+00:00</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq></url><url><loc>http://criticluster.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/na-pas-de-sinistre-que-le-nom/</loc><mobile:mobile></mobile:mobile><image:image><image:loc>http://criticluster.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/photo-sinister-2012-16.jpg</image:loc><image:title>photo-Sinister-2012-16</image:title></image:image><lastmod>2012-11-29T19:44:08+00:00</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq></url><url><loc>http://criticluster.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/la-dame-en-noir-tisse-sa-toile-2/</loc><mobile:mobile></mobile:mobile><lastmod>2012-11-29T03:56:16+00:00</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq></url><url><loc>http://criticluster.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/projet-x-le-projet-dune-generation-2/</loc><mobile:mobile></mobile:mobile><lastmod>2012-11-29T03:55:35+00:00</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq></url><url><loc>http://criticluster.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/extremement-fort-incroyablement-pres-et-intensement-mitige-2/</loc><mobile:mobile></mobile:mobile><lastmod>2012-11-29T03:54:53+00:00</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq></url><url><loc>http://criticluster.wordpress.com/à propos/</loc><mobile:mobile></mobile:mobile><lastmod>2012-11-23T23:37:11+00:00</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.6</priority></url><url><loc>http://criticluster.wordpress.com</loc><changefreq>daily</changefreq><priority>1.0</priority><lastmod>2012-12-03T02:56:02+00:00</lastmod></url></urlset&gt;

    What Google says:
    Syntax analysis error

    We've not been able to read your sitemap. It is possible that its contains a not recognized entry. Verify your sitemap before to send it again to us.

    I hope it is the good place to post, sry if it's not.

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

  2. I correct myself: sorry by advance for the mistakes* some errors** it's possible it contains***. Thx again

  3. Oh and Google also located the issue on the line 3 if it can help

  4. I don't know how long it could take to have an answer but I'd like to fix that because I feel like it forbid me to have a better visibility. But again I can be wrong as far as I'm pretty new at this ^^"

  5. Could anyone help this guy, please. Thanks in advance.

  6. Thx for the support, someone alive ? Anyone ? ^^"

  7. I am sorry but I cannot help with this or I would have done so. This is an issue for Staff.

  8. Thx for your answer anyway. Someone from the staff then ?

  9. This thread is flagged for Staff attention. I don't know why Staff have not responded to it. :(

  10. I can't know better but thanks for the flag ^^. I hope there is a solution. My problem might be pointless though =s.

  11. I am so sorry that you have had to wait for so long. I wish I could do something for you but I can't. :(

  12. Ahah that's nice from you but it's ok, I won't die without a sitemap, it'd be more convenient but... meh ^^

  13. Found the problem, you had a non-breaking space HTML character in the page slug for "À propos".

    I'm not sure how that got there, but it's gone now.

  14. Oh so cool, thx a lot ! Such a little thing that can block the whole stuff. Now it's way neater. Have a nice day !

  15. You're welcome!

  16. Yay! That's great news.

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