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[Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] Sitemap: /post_tag-sitemap.xml Index problem in Google webmaster to (18 posts)

  1. Gagan Masoun
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All my sitemaps created by WordPress SEO are working good but only getting problem here Sitemap: /post_tag-sitemap.xml

    Unsupported file format
    Your Sitemap does not appear to be in a supported format. Please ensure it meets our Sitemap guidelines and resubmit.

    I did not use W3 Total Cache plugin. Than why I am getting this error ??

    Please help me....

    This is my website URL

    Error Page

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 2544929 bytes) in /home/stiffin/public_html/apnapunjab.info/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/inc/class-sitemaps.php on line 468

    Here is screenshot of my problem


  2. vefali
    Posted 4 years ago #

    you must be sure correct address. you check sitemap via link(arrow icon).

  3. Gagan Masoun
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @vefali, Address is correct I upload seo plugin again, but no solution

  4. sdbeng
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same error as @vefali saying the URL address is in a not supported format.

    I just checked the option to have the sitemap in xml format submitted by WordPress SEO by Yoast (automatically). Do I need to do anything else to get rid of those errors?
    Is this normal?

    Here it is my site:
    Thanks for your tips!

  5. Hamish
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Guys me too:

    "Errors Sitemap is HTML Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead."

    I also checked the sitemap link which took me back to the page-sitemap.xml file and it looked ok.

    Help! Not being able to submit a sitemap is a bit of a showstopper!

  6. Hamish
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I see that this issue first got flagged 1 week ago. Have you guys found a work round or pinpointed the problem?

  7. Hamish
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have figured this out now. It is down to the preferred domain name registered with Google's Webmaster Tools. I had my Google setting to http://www.example.com whereas my sitemap was stored as http://example.com. So just add yet another site address to Google which omits the www (in my case) or add it in. You'll then have two but Google's ok with that.

  8. sdbeng
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, I'm going to try this one out and see what happen.
    I also don't have no links yet or wrong keywords, i have several inbound links pointing to my site. Do you have an idea why is this happening?

  9. Gagan Masoun
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @BrightonBeau, i am also trying this

  10. Gagan Masoun
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @BrightonBeau, same error occurred

  11. igolfd
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same here...

    My other sitemaps work. But, not post_tag-sitemap.xml

    Any luck by anyone yet?

  12. sdbeng
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Update: now my sitemap works ok, but still I get crawl errors about pages with 404 errors. Those pages where already expired or trashed, so there shouldn't be no linked pages to non-existing pages. Like on this one:

    Also, there is a box in the wordpress admin backend where shows your incoming links. I had 2 showing up 2 days ago but now they disappear. Do you know why they can be permanent links?

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. ameilius
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Question? - I have the same issue, now... I have about 40,000 tags - im starting to think the number of tags is too large. Why do i say this? Because if i navigate to the sitemap manually, i get a memory error sql read out

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 157286400 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 6291456 bytes) in /home/username/public_html/wp-includes/cache.php on line 503

    its trying to allocate a TON of memory - anyone else concur?

  14. igolfd
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had one tag that I set to no-follow, no-index, and not listed on sitemap. I changed that back to normal settings of auto list, follow, and index, and the sitemap worked correctly with Google Webmaster.

  15. goltvaovivo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem!
    Using the same as described above. The Url with WWW. or Without WWW.

    Always appears empty!

    Would anyone managed to solve this problem?


  16. bpmstr
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same issue here - all sitemap pages are working but the tags link results in 404 error. I have only about 20 tags, and so the file size cannot be the problem... My XML map address is this: http://www.bpmstr.com/sitemap_index.xml ...Did you manage to solve this? A reply would be valuable - thanks.

  17. bpmstr
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Update: the Tag Sitemap now works but required a strange tweak. Perhaps anyone knows why and how this is important. So… All my tags have custom WordPress SEO settings - SEO title and SEO description. These are blank by default but can be added on Edit Tag page for each tag I have. Prior to testing my tag sitemap and learning that it wasn't generating, I set up all my tags to have an SEO title and description. And I now determined that with these custom descriptions Yoast does NOT generate the tag sitemap, UNLESS each such tag has the "Include in sitemap?" option set to "Always Include". By default, this setting is on "Auto Detect", and this is the root of the situation: To get Yoast to generate the tag sitemap, you must either (a) leave the SEO title and description of your tags blank or (b) change the value of "Include in Sitemap?" field from "Auto Detect" to "Always Include". In fact, if you had a bunch of tags and half of them had the custom title/description and the other half didn't *and* all of them were set to Auto Detect, then the resulting tag sitemap would only include the tags whose title/description is blank. The natural question follows: why does Yoast WordPress SEO want to exclude tags with custom SEO title and/or description from the sitemap? Perhaps the values of these fields must conform to a certain standard or format? If that's the case, what are the guidelines? (number of characters, prohibited characters, etc.)

  18. aglasem
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am also getting the same error on my site http://admissions.aglasem.com

    Error for Post_Tags: http://admissions.aglasem.com/post_tag-sitemap.xml

    I know this is due to more memory allocation then permitted but i do not want to increase the memory size as other sitemaps are working and also other plugins are able to make the sitemap properly.

    Is it possible that we can divide the tags sitemap into parts like posts.

    @bpmstr - i have thousands of tags and its not fessible to go to each and select "always include". is there any way by which we can do it for all tags in one go.

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