Split: sitemap not index by google

  • Hi there,
    before Rank Math i was using Yoast SEO, and i leave Yoast SEO because of no response and not fix the issue in any update. So, then i decided to leave Yoast and move to Rank Math, but unfortunately, same problem is also here.

    Now what is issue:
    Your plugin also like Yoast Seo, but some setting is different from others, i’m talking about robots meta tags. There are many options to select for indivisual post, tages, pages, categories, etc. Now, i set all setting to default gloabl meta tags, where i have not selected any meta. Check screenshot: http://prntscr.com/p8b0dp

    But, now the issue is indexing site on google webmaster tool. when we submit sitemap_index.xml on GWT, so it shows success, but when we request google to indexing sitemap_index.xml through URL inspection tool, so there it shows error: Excluded by ‘noindex’ tag, Affected pages 123.
    No: ‘noindex’ detected in ‘X-Robots-Tag’ http header
    How we tested error on Google webmaster tool
    First, we submit sitemap_index.xml , which is success, check here: http://prntscr.com/p8b5bm
    then we use URL inspection for “https://www.domain.com/sitemap_index.xml”, error check here: https://prnt.sc/p81zi2 and after that when we checked as live test, so error: https://prnt.sc/p81znl

    then we checked “https://www.domain.com/sitemap_index.xml” through HTTP Headers (extension), so there is showing x-robots-tag as noindex. check here: http://prntscr.com/p8b9ts

    and then we checked http header one by one post through HTTP Headers (extension), so there is not any x-robots-tag, it means x-robots-tag is set as default value, which is index, follow. check here: http://prntscr.com/p8baaf

    now, please help me to fix this issue or also fix it with your update. I read hundred of article to fix the issue, but didn’t found any solution on that. I also checked many tickets on your site, but there is only one answer, i read again and again. check here: Hi there,
    before Rank Math i was using Yoast SEO, and i leave Yoast SEO because of no response and not fix the issue in any update. So, then i decided to leave Yoast and move to Rank Math, but unfortunately, same problem is also here.

    Now what is issue:
    Your plugin also like Yoast Seo, but some setting is different from others, i’m talking about robots meta tags. There are many options to select for indivisual post, tages, pages, categories, etc. Now, i set all setting to default gloabl meta tags, where i have not selected any meta. Check screenshot: http://prntscr.com/p8b0dp

    But, now the issue is indexing site on google webmaster tool. when we submit sitemap_index.xml on GWT, so it shows success, but when we request google to indexing sitemap_index.xml through URL inspection tool, so there it shows error: Excluded by ‘noindex’ tag, Affected pages 123.
    No: ‘noindex’ detected in ‘X-Robots-Tag’ http header
    How we tested error on Google webmaster tool
    First, we submit sitemap_index.xml , which is success, check here: http://prntscr.com/p8b5bm
    then we use URL inspection for “https://www.domain.com/sitemap_index.xml”, error check here: https://prnt.sc/p81zi2 and after that when we checked as live test, so error: https://prnt.sc/p81znl

    then we checked “https://www.domain.com/sitemap_index.xml” through HTTP Headers (extension), so there is showing x-robots-tag as noindex. check here: http://prntscr.com/p8b9ts

    and then we checked http header one by one post through HTTP Headers (extension), so there is not any x-robots-tag, it means x-robots-tag is set as default value, which is index, follow. check here: http://prntscr.com/p8baaf

    now, please help me to fix this issue or also fix it with your update. I read hundred of article to fix the issue, but didn’t found any solution on that. I also checked many tickets on your site, but there is only one answer, i read again and again.

    solution by your team:
    check here: http://prntscr.com/p8bbew
    if you are sure, the issue will resolve as per your solution, so why not fix issue in you update. please fix this issue as soon as possible, other wise i have to move for SEO press plugin, where is not any issue like that.

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  • Hello,

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

    It is completely normal for the sitemap index file to be set to noindex since you do not want the search engines to index the sitemap content.
    We would be happy to take a look at your website settings if you can share some temporary admin access on the sensitive data section.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

    ​​​​​​​

    yes why not, i will be very thankful if you will check issue personally, but please tell me where i send you temporary admin access.

    Hello,

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

    Thank you.

    Hello,

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

    From the attached screenshot, it looks like you are testing the sitemap index file. This will always be set to noindex. I have checked your homepage and it is missing the robots tag. I have added the following code to your theme’s functions.php file to fix this:

    /**
     * Allows filtering of the robots meta data.
     *
     * @param array $robots The meta robots directives.
     */
    add_filter( 'rank_math/frontend/robots', function( $robots ) {
    	if(is_front_page()){
    		$robots['index'] = 'index';
    		$robots['follow'] = 'follow';
    	}
    	return $robots;
    });

    You should also submit the following sitemap index: https://www.servicecentercontactdetails.com/sitemap.xml since you are not using the Rank Math sitemap module.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

    ​​​​​​​

    thanks, so what i have to do if i use Rank Math sitemap module. it will benificial or not if i use yours

    thanks

    Hi Sab,

    Thanks for the question.

    The Rank Math sitemap is a native solution but all sitemaps are useful in telling search engines which pages to index on your site and thus there will be no difference in performance.

    I hope this info helps. Thank you.

    Hello,

    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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