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  • I am facing this issue from last 3 months. I have posted many times in this community to get solution but my issue is still alive.

    What I want?
    I want to index my post normally in hours as Google is working for my other sites.

    What is issue?
    Issue is that, Google is not even trying to read any sitemap. And if Google doesn’t read or work properly with sitemap then it will take 5 to 10 days to index new URL. I’ve experienced this.

    What is happenig with sitemap?
    When I submit the sitemap it shows the last read date current but number of URLs discovered are not correct. Because these 230 three months ago, these are same now.

    And, Google Search Console doesn’t show the child sitemaps (i.e post-sitemap.xml or page-sitemap.xml) in sitemap index.

    I’ve also tried submitting child sitemaps and other sitemaps separately, unfortunately Google is not trying to see all of these sitemaps.

    I’ve tested my sitemap with sever response checker, and also checked all other things which are mentioned on internet.

    Do mercy!
    Please help me find out the issue and solve it, I have tried everything but my issue is not solving.

    Site: [ redundant link removed ]
    Sitemap: /sitemap_index.xml

    WP Sitemap: /wp-sitemap.xml

    • This topic was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Jan Dembowski. Reason: Moved to Fixing WordPress, this is not an Everything else WordPress topic

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  • You’ll need to take this up with your SEO plugin provider but I don’t see anything wrong with the sitemap produced by Rank Math or the subsidiary sitemap pages there!

    Google or any other search engine only needs the topmost sitemap to find the rest so you don’t need to tell them about subsidiary links.

    You don’t have a WordPress generated sitemap (wp-sitemap.xml) from what I can see. Keep in mind that you don’t really want two different sitemaps and your Rank Math plugin probably disabled the WordPress sitemap (as it should) which would have been provided by WordPress version 5.5+.

    And if it’s been 3 months I’m sure Google would have crawled the original sitemap much earlier and started relying on its own knowledge and rules by now. You might want to touch base with them on any problems you see at Google.

    I also checked your robots.txt file and it appears to have everything you need to have the Search Engines crawl your website properly.


    BTW: Your footer menu has three links to the same content… The footer menu is often the one the real pros look for so you want that to be very good.

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