Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Yoast is creating different post-sitemap.xml

  • Resolved alexdrone


    Hello, we are news/media website we are using Yoast for SEO but we’ve noticed something rather strange. For some reason Yoast is creating different post-sitemap.xml. At the moment we have 4 post-sitemap.xml which is affecting our caching plugin and also in search console google is claiming that some posts are not submitted in the sitemap. Could you please advise me why is that and if there is an option to fix it?

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  • Plugin Support Priscilla Chapman


    Hi @alexdrone,

    We checked your post sitemaps, but we weren’t able to find anything wrong with them. The loaded correctly and had the correct content type.

    Can you give us more details about the other post sitemap or errors in the Google Search Console that you’re seeing?

    If you can send us an example URL where this is happening or link to a screenshot showing the problem, that will help us investigate the issue.

    Thread Starter alexdrone


    Hey @priscillamc,

    Thanks for responding back. We are just wondering why the post-sitemap are separating into different .xml files ex. at the moment we have post-sitemap1.xml post-sitemap2.xml post-sitemap3.xml and post-sitemap4.xml could you please confirm if this is normal behavior of Yoast? The issue we are facing with Search Console on Google is that we notice that some of the urls are not crawled by google with reason that they are not in the sitemap. We are trying to debug the issue. I am attaching an image from search console for you to see. Why the url was not submitted in the sitemap?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by alexdrone.

    It’s expected behavior. Default number of entries per sub-sitemap is 1000. So, there are 4 post sitemaps because your website has about 4000 posts…

    I don’t see issues related to sitemap index at first look. You should submit only sitemap_index.xml. It’s possible that there are URLs which are indexed, but they aren’t in sitemaps. Could you send screenshot from GSC with list of these URLs (indexed, but not submitted)? I’ll try to check more details then…

    Plugin Support devnihil


    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

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