Search Console thinks my site is HTML

  • None of my pages are being indexed because Google says the sitemap is html.

    I’ve confirmed I’m submitting the right one and I don’t use W3 cache.

    What can I do to resolve this?



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  • Hi Sean,

    Thanks a lot for your query and we are so sorry about the trouble this must have caused.

    Make sure that you submitted the correct XML sitemap to Google. You should submit the sitemap available on your website at

    If you are sure you submitted the correct URL but you are still facing this error, check for a plugin conflict using Health Check plugin.

    If you are running W3 Total Cache along with Rank Math on your website, make sure you create another user agent group and add the ‘googlebot’ user agent to it.

    Here is a list of common Sitemap issues and their solutions:

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


    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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