Google Search Console Sitemap Issue

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  • Hi, for the past few days I’ve been having issues with my sitemap, when I checked my Google Search Console I was told that there was an error with my sitemap and it was empty with no URLs. I submitted the sitemap again and the issue was fixed. Today I checked my Search Console and I saw the same issue again. I’ve already submitted the sitemap again but I need a way to solve this problem permanently. Please what should I do to solve this issue?

    Site Map Issue

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for contacting us and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    It seems like your sitemap is getting cached. Please follow these steps:
    1. Flush the Sitemap cache by following this video screencast:
    https://i.rankmath.com/pipRDp

    2. Exclude the Sitemap files of the Rank Math plugin in your caching plugin. The cache could be via a plugin or from the server. For plugins or Cloudflare, please follow this article:
    https://rankmath.com/kb/exclude-sitemaps-from-caching/

    That should fix the issue. Please let me know if that does not. We are here to assist.

    Previously I had an issue with my sitemap and I contacted your customer care support then he asked for my login details to fix the issue for me. He finally fixed the sitemap issue by doing all those changes. Until recently, this sitemap issue started that there is an error with my sitemap meaning there is no URL in the sitemap.

    Hello,

    Can you please share the URL of your site in the sensitive data section so we can check and assist you further?

    Looking forward to helping you.

    Thanks.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hello,

    I have checked and validated your sitemap. And also noticed in the source code of the sitemap that Rank Math generated the sitemap properly. Please check the URL and screenshot in the sensitive data section. There is no issue with the sitemap.

    Please check if you have a static file with the same name as your sitemap file (sitemap_index.xml) in your website’s root directory. Rank Math’s sitemaps are generated virtually. If so, please delete the file and check if the sitemap is working fine.

    Hope this helps you. Looking forward to helping you.

    Thank you.

    I don’t have any file having the same name as the sitemap. This is what Google Search Console is saying.
    Sitemap with errors

    Please if you want I can give you my login details in the private ticket so that you check it for me. But you must give me your country so that I whitelist it in Cloudflare.

    Hello,

    I checked the sitemap, it is returning a blank page.

    Also, checked the sitemap URLs with this tool, two variations of the sitemap are returning 200 OK Status.
    200

    Please ensure that only 1 version of the sitemap is working (200 status), and the rest are redirecting to it. You can also use this tool to check. Please follow the steps in this link:
    https://rankmath.com/kb/couldnt-fetch-error-google-search-console/#5-check-for-the-correct-version-of-the-sitemap and redirect to the correct version.

    Once done, resubmit the sitemap_index.xml in the Search Console.

    Let us know how that goes. Looking forward to helping you.

    Thanks.

    Please I have done the troubleshoot and I found no mistake on my WordPress Rank Maths Dashboard. Please give me your country so that I whitelist it on Cloudflare and give you my login details so that you can check it for me maybe am missing something.

    Hello,

    Your sitemap is still returning a white page.

    You can whitelist or open access to countries India, Portugal, and the Philippines to investigate this issue on your site.

    Once done, please add your website login credentials in the sensitive data section
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure, and only our support staff has access to that section.

    Looking forward to helping you.

    Thank you.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hello,

    Please confirm that the Google Search Console (GSC) property that you submitted the sitemap to is the non-www version (without ‘www’ in the URL) Your website is set to use the version without www. The www version of the sitemap will cause errors unless you change the main version of your website to ‘www’ also.

    Hope that helps. Please let us know if you have questions, we are here to help.

    Hello,

    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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