How can i Avoid Indexing My Category and facing sitemap issue

  • Hi Support Team,

    1. I found that my category is indexing on Google. SO please suggest me how can I avoid indexing Category on Google.

    2. Also Facing the post-sitemap.xml Fetching error – on Google search console. so please let me know how can i create post-sitemap.xml from my Public_html.I’m a beginner so please suggest me briefly it will be helpful for me

    3. Actually I found two different formats on properties on my google search console; and another one format are; so please suggest me among these two different formats which one is correct and which one I need to remove from property. Please suggest to me.

    Thank You! I need your support – Please Reply to me.

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  • Hello,

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

    About your questions:

    1. I have recorded a screencast showing you how to set categories to not index:

    2. You only need to add to Google Search Console the sitemap_index.xml. If you want, share in the Sensitive Data section the sitemap URL and we will check if everything is fine.

    3. You should have both of them, but you must be sure that one of them redirects to the other or Google will think you have two different websites (causing duplicate content issues).

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    I’m still having a confusion on 3rd QUery;

    You have suggested me a solution that;

    I should have both of them, but must be sure that one of them redirects to the other or Google will think you have two different websites (causing duplicate content issues)?

    I’m a beginner can you suggest me How can I redirect; ALso let me know what is the perfect format I need to verify on Google search console. which one do I need to keep and also which one I need to remove? Please help me to Avoid Duplicate Content Issues – Pls send me screenshot it will be more helpful for me.

    Thank You so much! Please reply to me ASAP please


    It is better to remove both and re-verify your website using the new domain property method. That way, you do not have to keep multiple variations of your website verified in Google Search Console.

    Both versions of your website are fine. Check which one has been indexed more in google by running a search for your domain. If www version has more pages that get you traffic, stick to the www version.

    Then, redirect the other version to that:

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

    Hi Todd sir,

    Thank you so much for your clarification. I have another one query – you have suggested me to keep only one Format — For EX:- on search console. I have a query regarding that shall I also add the same format [ ] as it is on Google Analytics also. Please let me know sir.

    Thank you! Please Reply me sir.


    Yes, it would be the best. You should try to have everywhere the same format to avoid issues.

    Looking forward to help you.

    Hi Support Team,

    I have created 10 posts and checked it on Google search console and find that 9 of the post were indexed successfully, but I faced an issue that among 10 Posts only one Post was Discovered – currently not Indexed. Status:- Excluded.

    SO please suggest me actually what is the error for that only one post is Discovered but not Indexed. I need your support to solve this issue. Please suggest me the solution.

    Thank You so much! Please Reply me.


    We need the link to the post to know.

    Also, please share a screenshot of the message you are seeing as well so we can take a closer look.


    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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