Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Experience from users when switching to Yoast sitemap

  • Resolved Parneix


    I’m just calling for some feedback.

    1) I switched from sitemap that was produced by another plugin to WordPress SEO sitemaps produced by Yoast’s plugin.

    2) On Google Webmaster, I made sure all of the sitemaps associated with Yoast’s sitemap_index.xml where there and Google was not returning errors. It is not (no index error, no sitemap error)

    3) Now there’s a small clock beside my sitemap, meaning it’s pending indexation.

    4) In the meantime, post I published very recently (less than 24 hours ago) do not show up on Google (not even with a very specific search).

    So basically I was wondering how long it will take for the new sitemap to take over (to be fully indexed). What’s your experience?

    And yes, the sitemap is excluded from my cache.

    The old sitemap.xml was working just fine, but I can clearly see why Yoast’s sitemap is more elaborated and optimized. And I would be glad to use it.


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  • I learned more:

    All my post were correctly submitted as soon as I activated the plugin (on January 30, 2013).

    But they have not been indexed yet.

    The old sitemap was still active.

    For some reason, Google indexed my tags but not my posts. I know the tag option is configured in the plugin and yes, it’s checked to be indexed. So the indexation is normal. What I do not understand is why not index my posts.

    I thought maybe it would not index my post because they are already indexed by another sitemap.

    So I disabled the old sitemap.

    We’ll see.

    Feedback would still be appreciated.



    So less than 12 hours after I deleted the old sitemap from Google Webmaster Tools, Google had indexed all the posts that were submitted but not yet indexed. I don’t know if this is directly related to the deletion of the old sitemap, but it’s worth keeping in mind.

    Two things remains:

    1) Strangely my very last post from three days ago won’t show up in Google results. A search for it will show the post only via the indexation of my tags or categories, but the the URL for the post itself. I’ve checked and this post appears in the post_sitemap I guess I’ll wait to see what happens in the coming days and will monitor how Google deals with the post I’ll put online in the coming days.

    2) Images are not yet indexed. Maybe that too simply requires time.



    1) All posts are indexed. The main element to fix that was… patience.

    2) The image problem (not indexing) is related to the fact that I’m using a CDN. The solution for this problem is documented here: see “Switch XML Sitemap image URLs to CDN”

    Basically, if using a CDN for images, one need to add this code to his or her functions.php file (located in the active theme folder):

    function wpseo_cdn_filter( $uri ) {
    	return str_replace( '', '', $uri );
    add_filter( 'wpseo_xml_sitemap_img_src', 'wpseo_cdn_filter' );


    I’m having the same problem now. I migrated to Yoast SEO from All in one SEO 4 days before. Before Yoast XML, I used another plugin called Google XML sitemap. After activating yoast sitemap, i de-activated and deleted the other sitemap plugin.

    The Yoast XML submits the sitemap without any error but it doesn’t get indexed fully. My recent posts also won’t show up in google search results.

    I hope it gets indexed fully after some time, just like your’s.

    How is Yoast XML working now? Is it good enough or should I go back and use Google XML sitemap plugin?

    @arunkallarackal, I was thinking of switching to Google XML Sitemap. Why did you switch to Yoast ?

    @astrasuite Yoast XML is working fine now. I switched to Yoast SEO because it is much better than All in one SEO

    Ok, thanks, that’s good, then no need to switch, one less plugin …

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