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Microsys Products and Webmaster Tools => A1 Sitemap Generator => Topic started by: pearberry on March 22, 2012, 02:51:40 PM

Title: automated sitemap not working
Post by: pearberry on March 22, 2012, 02:51:40 PM
I was pretty excited when I discovered that A1 could automate sitemaps, but I keep running into an issue.  I created a batch file using -scan -buildimagexml.  It opens the program, scans the site, but I keep getting an error that says "You need to crawl website with the appropriate settings first. Under 'Quick presets' select 'Google image sitemap' ". I tried adding -buildxml and it builds a regular sitemap just fine, but gives the same error for the image sitemap. Is there a way to have the preset set to 'google image sitemap' before the scan begins or have that preset as the default?
Title: Re: automated sitemap not working
Post by: Webhelpforums on March 22, 2012, 05:02:35 PM

Did you inform A1 Sitemap Generator which website to scan? You would *normally* create a project file first (where you could use the image preset) and then pass it along as a parameter.

Just for completeness, here's the documentation:
http://www.microsystools.com/products/sitemap-generator/help/automate-sitemap-build-upload/ (http://www.microsystools.com/products/sitemap-generator/help/automate-sitemap-build-upload/)