Extra pages in sitemap

  • Hi, my page sitemap shows several rows with only one slash! (sensitive data attached)
    In Google search console i see 23 errors “URL NOT VALID”.

    What can i do?

    Thanks in advance
    ~ Valeria

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    This can happen if you have pages that are translated and published in a multilingual site where the language of translation is set to hidden or the translation seems to be missing. Please check and if you have such pages, you can set these pages to noindex or add custom canonical to exclude them from sitemap.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    Hello, yes i have a hidden language (FR) because i’m working on it for a few months but i’m planning to publish it in less than a week.
    I wish i knew this issue before Google Search Console did!

    I also have to check and update Wpml & RankMath plugins.

    With the latest versions there’s still this issue or now that is officially compatible it’s not necessary to set noindex?
    I will implement spanish in the next few months, so i’ll know what to do!

    Thank you
    ~ Valeria


    You can ignore the warnings in GSC. You can mark them as noindex while you work on them too to avoid the warnings altogether.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.


    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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