SiteMap Errors On Google Webmaster

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Posted: June 25, 2019 at 2:24 AM Quote #239662
Hello,
my website is https://www.customhomerugs.com/
It is showing sitemap invalid url errors


Sitemap can be read, but has errors

Invalid URL
29 instances

This is not a valid URL. Please correct it and resubmit.

Examples

URL:
Line 1504
Parent tag:
url
Tag:
loc

URL:
Line 1509
Parent tag:
url
Tag:
loc

URL:
Line 1514
Parent tag:
url
Tag:
loc

Can anyone tell me what could be wrong here ? and will sitemap errors affect seo ?

Thanks,
Varun
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Posted: June 25, 2019 at 4:25 AM Quote #239683
Hi,

Maybe some products don't have the SEO friendly name. It can be the cause of the SiteMap Error. Maybe this can help.  
Also, check that you are not using invalid characters and don't forget to clean the cache after editing.
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Posted: June 25, 2019 at 7:27 AM Quote #239698
dunaenko.m wrote:
Hi,

Maybe some products don't have the SEO friendly name. It can be the cause of the SiteMap Error. Maybe this can help.  
Also, check that you are not using invalid characters and don't forget to clean the cache after editing.


Hi Maria,
Thank you so much for your reply.
Only one product had _ symbol in the url. Other than that all products seemed good. I still dont know what the issue is.
By the way, will a sitemap error lower seo ranking ? or will it just prevent those pages from getting crawled ?
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Posted: June 27, 2019 at 7:40 AM Quote #240839
Hi Varun,

Yes, you`re right. Sitemap error will lower SEO ranking.
The problem may be in the [email protected]_engine_record.com user record.
Maybe for some reason, the Guest role was deleted from the Customer_CustomerRole_Mapping table.
Check for the role and recover if it`s removed.
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Posted: June 27, 2019 at 9:14 AM Quote #240853
dunaenko.m wrote:
Hi Varun,

Yes, you`re right. Sitemap error will lower SEO ranking.
The problem may be in the [email protected]_engine_record.com user record.
Maybe for some reason, the Guest role was deleted from the Customer_CustomerRole_Mapping table.
Check for the role and recover if it`s removed.


Hi Maria,
Thank you for your reply again, really appreciate your support.

Guest user ID's 7 and 8 are both built in search engine records and they are active and not deleted.
I checked the customer role mapping and the customer id's 7 and 8 are both mapped correctly to role 4 guests.

Is there any other suggestions ?

Additional Info:
(The issue is not there when i untick products to show on sitemap. But the moment i include products i get 29 errors.)

Thank you,
Varun
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Posted: July 01, 2019 at 2:06 AM Quote #240985
dunaenko.m wrote:
Hi Varun,

Yes, you`re right. Sitemap error will lower SEO ranking.
The problem may be in the [email protected]_engine_record.com user record.
Maybe for some reason, the Guest role was deleted from the Customer_CustomerRole_Mapping table.
Check for the role and recover if it`s removed.


Hi Maria, i posted on google search console forum, and they mentioned its a nopcommerce error.
They also validated the sitemap here and showed me. It detects an error on the header. (only when i include products)

https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/validate-xml-sitemap.html?op=validate-xml-sitemap&go=1&sitemapurl=www.customhomerugs.com%2Fsitemap.xml&submit=Validate+Sitemap
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Posted: July 01, 2019 at 7:36 AM Quote #242003
Please clarify your nopCommerce version
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Posted: July 01, 2019 at 7:59 AM Quote #242006
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Please clarify your nopCommerce version


Version 3.90
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Posted: July 01, 2019 at 8:11 AM Quote #242009
dunaenko.m wrote:
Please clarify your nopCommerce version


Sorry, im using Version 3.90 of NopCommerce
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Posted: July 01, 2019 at 8:26 AM Quote #242010
I advise you to upgrade your store to 4.20. There are should not be this error. Also, it has many improvements.
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