Problems with sitemap_index.xml & post_tag-sitemap.xml

  • Hi there,

    I’ve just received feedback from my team that they are having problems with sitemap_index.xml & post_tag-sitemap.xml.
    Please see below:-

    We’ve had difficulty making your XML work for sitemap_index.xml & post_tag-sitemap.xml after trying to deactivate & re-activate RankMath plugin and purge the cache. Google Search Console detects errors needed to be addressed for sitemap. See print screens in Sensitive Data.

    Can you please help to check how to get these sitemap links accessible?

    Thank you,

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  • Hello,

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

    1. Are the tags indexable? You can check from WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Titles & Meta > Tags

    2. Please head over to Posts > Tags and check if you have set your tags to noindex.

    3. If you have not assigned any of your tags to any of your posts, please enable the option to include empty tags in Rank math > Sitemap Settings

    Please note that we do not recommend making the tag archives indexable. Please only do it if you know what you are doing. Else, your best bet is to keep tags set to noindex and don’t create their sitemaps.

    We also recommend submitting only the main sitemap URL on your GSC(i.e. sitemap_index.xml). The other sitemaps are usually crawled from this.

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


    Thank you for your help, the solution works.


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