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Can i host my sitemap on another domain?

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Can i host my sitemap on another domain? Richard Pettet 8/23/11 1:32 AM
I have read the FAQs and checked for similar issues: YES
My site's URL (web address) is: www.deferolaw.com

I have a Ning network which has a rubbish inbuilt sitemap. I have created a proper sitemap but can't put it in the root dorectory on Ning so have placed it on another server under a different domain and altered my robots.txt to reflect where the sitemap is now residing.

User-agent: *
sitemap: http://www.deferolawdata.com/sitemap.xml

Will this work?
Re: Can i host my sitemap on another domain? Joydeep Deb 8/23/11 6:52 AM
Yes - specify it in your robots.txt file also and make sure you use absolute URL in your XML Sitemap Right now http://www.deferolawdata.com/sitemap.xml is giving 404 Error
Re: Can i host my sitemap on another domain? Richard Pettet 8/23/11 6:55 AM
Hey, thanks Joydeep for getting back to me. I'm currently redoing the sitemap because there were loads of invalid urls. Yes, am using absolute urls so i'll give it a go. thanks again
Re: Can i host my sitemap on another domain? William Emmanual 8/26/11 6:35 AM
Do let us all know how it goes - Seems interesting - I never knew we could host our site's sitemap on some external domain. Thanks Joydeep!

Regards
- Will

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Re: Can i host my sitemap on another domain? Richard Pettet 8/26/11 6:39 AM
Seems you can and it's working for me so far. :-)
Re: Can i host my sitemap on another domain? William Emmanual 8/26/11 7:26 AM
Thanks for confirming! I will remember that.