Site not indexed

  • Hello Rank Math team.
    I performed a 301 redirect from the old domain to a new domain using .haccess as well as using Move tool in Google webmaster for 4 months ago.

    The redirect is working properly for all posts, category, tags, years archive …etc

    but when I tried to use
    It only shows 4 results! Is it normal?


    Also, I noted that I lost my rank from google but my original rank didn’t change in Bing and it worked as expected!

    P.S: I don’t face this issue with another site that doesn’t have rank math plugin!

    Any thoughts on how to solve this issue and increase the indexing rate for the moved domain, please!

    • This topic was modified 1 week ago by devoworx.
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  • Hello,

    In my case, for the same Google query I see five results so it seems Google is indexing them slowly. Did you add the sitemap (sitemap_index.xml file since you are using Rank Math) to the Google Search Console? It might speed up the indexing process.

    Looking forward to help you.

    Thanks for your valuable support
    Actually, I tried to add index site map and I got this issue

    so I added this sitemap URL:

    Please, help to accelerate the indexing


    You should avoid adding other sitemaps than sitemap_index.xml since it won’t benefit you.

    Rank Math can modify the other sitemaps (like post-sitemap.xml) so maybe in the future they could be not found. When sitemap is too big, Rank Math divides it in smaller sitemaps (like post-sitemap1.xml and so on) so its performance improves. That is why you should add just sitemap_index.xml.

    Looking forward to help you.

    Thanks again for your support
    I only added sitemap_index.xml for 6 days ago! it’s crawled yesterday without any issue.
    but when I tried to perform I got the same 4 results!

    I have another new site, that I am not using rank math, it’s archived quickly!

    Please help!


    Do you have any Google Search Console error? Do you have pages excluded or crawled but not indexed?

    Looking forward to help you.


    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Thanks for your usual support,
    I have added sensitive data for my coverage in Search Console


    Thank you for the follow up info.

    Unfortunately the provided screenshots seem to be inaccessible.

    Access to your site would be helpful in troubleshooting

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.



    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.


    Thanks for the details.

    a. Please check the URLs with the redirect issues. You may want to check if Rank Math has something to do with those by checking the URLs before and after activating Rank Math. If they still redirect, Rank Math has nothing to with it.

    b. Check the URLs that are mentioned as crawled but not indexed. Make sure there is no issue with them. If you can share a couple of URL from your website that you believe are not indexed, we would love to check the reason for you.

    Let us know.


    I can suggest that you remove all links that contain /feed on your sitemap by making use of the following code to filter the URLs that are added to the sitemap for indexing:

    * Filter URL entry before it gets added to the sitemap.
    * @param array $url Array of URL parts.
    * @param string $type URL type. Can be user, post or term.
    * @param object $object Data object for the URL.
    add_filter( ‘rank_math/sitemap/entry’, function( $url, $type, $object ){
    return $url;
    }, 10, 3 );

    Keep in mind this function will work only in our sitemaps.

    To answer your second question, you can disable the Rank Math sitemap as I show you in the following screencast:

    I hope this info helps. Thank you.

    Thanks for your quick reply, where should I add this code ?

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