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Yoast not issuing XML sitemap to BING ! (3 posts)

  1. HansPrive
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress SEO Yoast states to ping XML sitemaps to both Google AND BING automatically.

    However, although I see frequent XML sitemap updates to Google, there seems to be no upload to BING.
    Manual upload of the XML sitemap to BING works fine.

    What could be the problem?


  2. davemhui
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Check your robots.txt file for any search engine specific data.
    It is found using http://www.website.com/robots.txt

  3. HansPrive
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for bringing this up.

    The robots.txt file doesnot include any search engine specific data.

    However, I had a link to my sitemap included as a statement:
    Sitemap: http://www.website.com/sitemap.xml

    I noticed that Yoast creates sub-directories in the XML sitemap, like http://www.website.com/sitemap-pt-page-2013-01.xml.
    To investigate if the firm statement in the Robots.txt file is a problem for BING and not for GOOGLE, I deleted that statement.

    I will keep you informed on this.

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