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[Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] Google Webmaster Unable to Index Site After Sitemap Submittal (2 posts)

  1. Brian Bowman
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Weird, but I can't seem to get my site properly indexed. When I check the settings - all look ok.

    In WordPress, my SETTINGS > Privacy is set to allow search engine access/indexing.
    In Yoast SEO my XML Sitemap is enabled...and it IS creating the XML site map - as seen here: http://www.knoxvillejobs.com/page-sitemap.xml

    My problem is that Google says it can't index my site due to the Robots.txt file. Yet, when I look at the file here: http://www.knoxvillejobs.com/robots.txt in cPanel - I don't see that file there. So, I created it locally and uploaded it and now it IS showing up. But, same outcome: Googlebot can't index it due to my Robots.txt file setting.

    Finally, I have WordPress set to default the home page to a page I created. That page is also set to full allow the page in Yoast SEO setting.

    Any insight into why I can't get my site to be indexed?

    Much thanks,



  2. skipshean
    Posted 3 years ago #

    +1 on this -- in google webmaster tools, I'm getting a 404 error on the submission of the sitemap, even though I can navigate to it.

    Is it possible that the "friendly" formatting instead of just raw XML is causing this?

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