GSC couldn’t fetch sitemap

  • Hi, I’m trying to submit the sitemap of our blog in GSC, but it’s returning a “Couldn’t fetch” error every single time.

    I’ve already tried the suggested solutions in the forum, such as hitting save in Permalink, and hitting save in Rank math sitemap section, but it’s still not working.

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  • Hello,

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

    I have checked it and it seems to be working now. Could you try to remove the sitemap from GSC and add it again to check if the issue is solved?

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    Just removed and submitted the sitemap again, but still getting the same error.


    Don’t worry, currently it seems that it shows that error until Google has had time to process the sitemap. Give it a day or two and things should look fine. The issue where Google’s unable to fetch the Sitemap is a bug on their end. Please read here

    It’s happening with other SEO plugins as well.

    The most prominent reason behind that seems to be the introduction of the Indexing API

    Google has plans to drop the use of Sitemaps and allow indexing API.

    With that said, if your Sitemap is opening fine and online tools, such as the below one, shows no error, you should be fine

    With that said, always submit only the index of the Sitemap, which looks like this

    Hope that clears the confusion.

    Okay, that was really helpful information. Thanks for the update!


    We are super happy that this helped you with 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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