I have a sitemap issue that is, I think, due to my provider’s Nginx Server as your message recently appeared at the top of my Rank Math page:
“Since you are using an NGINX server, you may need to add the following code to your configuration file if your Sitemap pages are not loading. If you are unsure how to do it, please contact your hosting provider. Click here to see the code.”
However, my provider (Laughing Squid and Pressable.com) will not allow changes or edits to their Nginx Server config file. What options do I have to fix my sitemap errors on Google Search Console? Here are the symptoms:
Yesterday, I noticed that the sitemap listing on Google Search Console was red and it listed ERROR under status. I contacted my hosting company and they reset my permalink and that fixed two of the three sitemaps:
Both of those files continue to be updated and the “last read” date shows today (Aug 4). So they seem to be OK.
However, the third file, /post-sitemap.xml, still shows the error, and it hasn’t been read since July 20th. The detail of the error says:
“We encountered an error while trying to access your sitemap. Please ensure that your sitemap is present at the specified address and is not blocked to Google. See our help center for more debugging help.
I only got the Nginx Server message recently and it appeared to work before without error.
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