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Yoast SEO Google Webmaster Sitemap wouldn't load (4 posts)

  1. knssconsulting
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using Yoast WordPress SEO: XML Sitemaps

    I have enabled the site map and am trying to load the sitemap.xml file to google webmaster.

    the site map url is


    I what I enter in the Google webmaster add sitemap was this


    I tested the above URL in a browser and it came up fine. But when I add that into the Google Webmaster Sitemap area and try to test it I receive this error below. I have enabled under the privacy settings to Allow search engines to index this site. So I don't know what other issues it can be.



    We encountered an error while trying to access your Sitemap. Please ensure your Sitemap follows our guidelines and can be accessed at the location you provided and then resubmit.


    URL restricted by robots.txt


    Can you help I need to fix this A.S.A.P as well load the sitemap into Bing as well.
    Apr 6, 2012


  2. knssconsulting
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I figured out that

    Googlebot is blocked

    The code in it right now is

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Disallow: /wp-includes/

    How do I allow Googlebot's to be able to access the sitemap?


  3. Edward Seid
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The URL for your sitemap should be http://mcdadi.com/sitemap_index.xml but I got an error when I visited it on your site.

  4. obiwan77
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the same problem. Just submitted sitemap_index.xml (from http://audeladudeuil.com/sitemap_index.xml) to google webmaster and I get the same error message as knssconsulting mentions above. URL with restricted access by a robots.txt file.

    I have bascially 5 error messages like these : categorysitemap, page-sitemap, perfect-quotes-sitemap, post-sitemap and post-tag-sitemap

    It says the treatment date is august 27th, we are sept 11th today - I have submitted the sitemap today only. Before the site was noindex-nofollow.

    What should I do, what is wrong ?

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