Support » Plugin: The SEO Framework » Sitemap should include the home page

  • Resolved wol

    (@amlanjyoti)


    Hello,
    I have been using this plugin for few days now. When I search site:mydomain.com, I couldn’t find my homepage in the search results. I checked the sitemap and found that the homepage isn’t included in the sitemap. I don’t know much about SEO but I think sitemap should include the Homepage.

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  • Plugin Support Pierre LeBaux

    (@lebaux)

    Hey @amlanjyoti, your homepage should definitively be included in sitemap, check out https://theseoframework.com/sitemap.xml. Link to homepage should be on the very top (like in example). By default TSF prepares working the sitemap for your website right after activation; including homepage. In other words, if you didn’t turn off indexing on homepage manually, it should work. Make sure your all of these boxes are unchecked in the TSF metabox below text editor on desired page (they are by default).

    It might be some conflicting plugin and/or theme.
    Could you tell us what theme/plugins you use?
    URL to your website would also help.

    Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer

    (@cybr)

    Hi @amlanjyoti,

    If you’re still unsure why the home page is excluded, after reading lebaux’ reply, let me know the URL of the website and I’ll take a look. You can contact me confidentially if you’d rather keep it a secret.

    Thread Starter wol

    (@amlanjyoti)

    Hello,
    This blog is new(about 2 months) with only 4 pages(T&C, Privacy, contact and a half-written post). A few days ago I excluded these 4 pages/post from indexing. But I now noticed that this also removes the homepage from the sitemap including the other 4 pages.
    So this means that homepage will be included in the sitemap only if at least one page/post/category is set to index.
    I will ask google webmaster forum why my homepage is excluded from the search results as it doesn’t seem to be related to your plugin.
    Thanks.

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