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Sitemap errors and warnings

All the URLs in your Sitemap have the same priority.

All the URLs in your Sitemap are set to the same priority (not the default priority). Priority indicates the importance of a particular URL relative to other URLs on your site, and doesn't impact your site's performance in search results. If all URLs have the same priority, Google can't tell which are more important.

This is the warning that I get after I submited a PHPBB forums_map which includes 6 forums URLs, basicly I think they have the same priority.

Incorrect namespace

As I have mentioned in another post, I got this warning because my sitemap XML file root element doesn't specify the default namespace. The namespace should be specified as follows:

xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"

There may be more reasons you may see this error are:

* the namespace may be missing
* the namespace may be declared incorrectly (for instance, the namespace may end in ".9" rather than in "0.9").

A Sitemap file should begin as follows:


A Sitemap index file should begin as follows:


These warnings doesn't affect index or search result, you may just ignore them if you are not bothered by the big red 'WARNINGS' with the sitemap.

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