Google couldn't fetch sitemap

  • Hello,

    My site says Google couldn’t fetch. The XML sitemap is visible and Googlebot is not blocked. Why would Google not be able to fetch?

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  • Hello,

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

    The most common cause of this error is caching of the sitemap file. Please check your caching rules and ensure that the sitemap URL is set to NO Cache or bypass cache.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    I am having the same issue. Sitemap is excluded in from cache. What else should I explore?

    Same here. There’s no cache on the sitemap.


    Thanks for getting back to us.

    Could you please head over Rank Math > Dashboard and disable the sitemap module. Next, install the following plugin to create your sitemap:

    Once the plugin is activated, a new sitemap will be generated at Please submit this to Google and let us know if the issue is still reproduced.

    Let us know how this goes. Thank you.

    Using the Google sitemap generator works immediately, sitemap is indexed within a few minutes. The issue is with Rankmath sitemap it would appear. I did try reanabling rankmath sitemap to test (the old turn it off and back on trick) but it didnt work

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for getting back to us.

    I have raised this issue to our dev team for closer investigation. Please keep the current sitemap plugin active at the moment to avoid coverage issues on the search console.

    We will be getting back to you in a short while. Thank you.

    Same problem here. I dont’ really wanna install another plugin for that. Can be fixed?

    Hello @desislavaangelova

    Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    We are currently looking into this issue and we will get back to you in a short while.

    We appreciate your patience. Thank you.


    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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