Google Search Console

  • Hi, I’ve verified my domain using DNS through Google Search Console and I select “Domain” from the Rankmath dropdown menu for Search Console Profile.
    There is a comment in bold that says “Please note that the Sitemaps overview in the Search Console module will not be available when using a Domain Property”.

    Why is this? Why is this not available after validating?

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    Please take a look at the examples on the following article for more info on the differences between URL prefix property and a domain property:

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.



    I know the difference but that page doesn’t explain why the sitemaps overview is not available as a domain property.

    Hello Simon,

    This is a limitation in the API we are using currently. Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do to fix this at the moment.

    As a workaround, you can verify that website using the traditional method as well and choose that when using Rank Math.

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

    Hi Todd,

    Thanks for the reply – I tried verifying with the method Rankmath suggests, with the html code, but it doesn’t seem to work, the website doesn’t show up on the dropdown menu. Only after verifying through Search Console with the DNS method did my website show up on Rankmath’s dropdown list in the Search Console section.

    Would you know if there’s a way to solve this? I can verify it all just fine through Google, and it says the site’s been verified, it just doesn’t show up on Rankmath as a dropdown option after doing this.

    Hi Simon,

    You have to deauthorize GSC and re-authorize so the new list of your properties is shown.

    Please let us know if that works.

    Hi Todd,

    I have tried that many times but it doesn’t work. All it shows is the Domain one.

    We might need to take a closer look at the settings. Please include your WP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    We really look forward to helping you.

    I’ve had more of a look into it and it seems domain verification is the best way to do it now which is what I’ve done…looking at another help topic Rankmath says Google doesn’t have an API or something for sitemaps yet so this has been resolved.


    We are super happy that this resolved your issue. If you have any other questions in the future, know that we are here to help you.

    If you don’t mind me asking, could you please leave us a review (if you haven’t already) on about your overall experience with Rank Math? We appreciate your time and patience.

    If you do have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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