Sitemap issue

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  • Hello,

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

    Sitemap_index.xml is quite a common naming convention. I do not believe that the name used for the sitemap file will have an effect on your SEO but you can create a redirection rule via the RM redirections module to redirect to sitemap.xml if you would prefer to have it this way.

    About the issue you got, that happens when a cache plugin is caching your sitemaps. Are you using a cache plugin? If yes, which one?

    Usually, you will need to add these exceptions to your caching exceptions:


    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    Yes. I am using W3TC. And its helped me! Thank you.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by Kickprice Ru.


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