Hi I’m adding my sitemap to the seacrch console
Google says he cannot find it
and in the wordpress admin I have this message
thanks in advance for your help
Firstly I am English. I have been in this industry for the last decade. I do not have access to your website nor your Google Search Console. (GSC for short). When I 1st clicked your sitemap link, it redirected me to another page. Which tells me that you/or RM (RankMath) may have created a redirect of the sitemap. (Most likely in error).
So I had 1st told you to double check your redirects. Also known as (AKA) 404’s or 301’s. Your sitemap did not show a 404, but a 301, which was a redirect. (404 means NOT FOUND).
Soon afterwards, I retested your sitemap after you had supplied a screenshot. The sitemap works. Indicating that you should try and resubmit your sitemap. Which I said you should do. You claim that it is still not working. When in fact they are working 100%. Here are sitemaps within your sitemaps:
I have access to all of these. Which means that google should too.
So in fact, go into GSC, delete the sitemaps and try and resubmit them. When you do, make sure you only submit the last part of the URL (Uniform Resource Locator). for example: category-sitemap.xml
By the way, I have just taken 10 minutes on this reply which in theory is billable time. But I gave it to you for free. Without asking for anything in return.
But instead a nasty response from a person who takes the fun out of community support.
Good luck with your sitemap. I have my own issues with my sitemap which are a little more serious.
- This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by Brad Johnson.
This is a clear understandable answer. Thanks for that.
about your billable time concerns, I’ve been working for much longer than you in It industry apparently.
Had your first messages been clear enough at first, then you wouldn’t have wasted your money/time with me
I leave you to your “more serious issues”
I probably should not tell you this.
In your GSC.
I had a similar problem with another site and this solved the issue.
Thank you for contacting Rank Math.
Our developers will be assisting you in your new support ticket here: https://support.rankmath.com/ticket/gsc-doesnt-recognize-the-sitemap/
Looking forward to help you.
I have had the same problem, and it’s general, everyone has it.
If you use a site’s address, you will never be able to define a sitemap, it’s systematically rejected (may be a bug of Google).
But there is another way: By using a domain’s name, instead of a site’s address, what Google Search Console allows.
Instead of adding an URL, add a domain instead; your site has a domain’s name; define it as a new property.
Google will then request you to add a specified string in the DNS of your hosting site, what you must do, it allows the association of your site with Google.
After it’s done, you can define your sitemap the following way:
http://<Your domain’s name>/<Your sitemap>
Then you’ll see that it works (it worked for me).
Also check the GMail of your Google account: You’ll find a message from your site with a link to click to complete the association of your site with Google.
Then the association is complete (and you can post applications in the web store).
It’s a little complicated, but Google does not make things easy, it was easier before; I think Google has wanted to reinforce the security, but it should explain things more clearly, for it’s far from being obvious.
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