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Google keeps looking for old sitemap file in wordpress directory (1 post)

  1. Lascombe
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    Posted 4 years ago #

    As far as I know this plugin is working fine (thank you), and Google is using sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz both of which I "submitted" myself. (Although perhaps I should remove sitemap.xml as it doesn't need both.)

    However, Google also keeps trying to download a non-existent sitemap file, wordpress/sitemap.xml.gz
    Since it isn't one of the filenames I submitted myself, Google won't let me delete it from the list of sitemap files. I keep hoping Google will realise the file is not there any more but it's still trying to download it after many months.

    It was probably my original sitemap file because I originally set up my blog homepage as http://www.graduate2success.co.uk/wordpress but have since changed it to http://www.graduate2success.co.uk.

    Google still has 42 pages indexed from the old (non-existent) sitemap file - and of course all those pages are non-existent now so I want Google to forget about them.

    How can I get Google to use only the correct sitemap file?

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