• Hello. should i remove Yoast sitemap from Google Search Console that i already have and add Rank Math sitemap? also i have ~2000 posts on my site, should i add one by one, or just add https://***/sitemap_index.xml

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by Rogert.
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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    If you have already removed Yoast from your site then it would be a great call to remove the old sitemap from the search console since this won’t be updated. You can safely delete it and it won’t affect your ranking since the sitemap essentially tells the Google bots to crawl your site.
    Please add the sitemap index file ie https://***/sitemap_index.xml to the search console and it will automatically import all the links

    I hope this info helps. Thank you.


    Ok, i added but its still showing as old sitemap


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

    Thank you.


    Having a noindex on the sitemap file is perfectly fine. That is to prevent it from appearing in the search engine result pages.

    I just checked your sitemap and it appears to be working correctly:

    Is that not what you are seeing from your end?

    Hi. Ok, thank you for this info. And yes, new sitemap on my end is working correctly, i mean in google search console is still showing old sitemap after i submit new sitemap


    Please remove the old sitemap and then resubmit the new one.

    That should fix the issue.

    I already do this, but previously have Yoast sitemap, so link look same as this…


    How are you determining that GSC has your old sitemap then?

    Because it’s still showing old sitemap

    Ok, i added again and now say Sitemap could not be read, Status Couldn’t fetch

    Hello Rogert,

    Please wait 24 hours and see if the status changes.

    If it doesn’t, do get back to us.

    Ok, i will. Thank you for help, btw i have around 3k posts so i think it might took some time before Google fetch them and show in GSC..

    Hi Rogert,

    Thanks for the response.

    We are looking forward to the results.


    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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