Sitemap won’t fetch (help!)

Forum White Hat SEO Sitemap won’t fetch (help!)

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    seohelper
    Keymaster

    Hi all,

    I’ve done some searching the last couple days about sitemap issues in google search console. I grabbed my sitemap links from Yoast SEO within WordPress, but I can’t get google to find anything. What am I doing wrong? Why is it not picking up my sitemap? Any tips/help would be appreciated!

    #27035
    AtreyuThai

    Try a trailing slash in the URL when you submit in GSC.

    #27036
    waldito

    Paste the url where your sitemap should be in your browser address bar. A sitemap is nothing but a xml text document. Your browser should display it. Is it there? Awesome. Now get that url and paste it into your search console.

    #27037
    IAmFoxGod

    Does the URL in question follow the structure sitename .com/sitemap.xml ?
    ^ WordPress sites almost always follow this exact format but with your site name.

    It should definitely end in XML, and when you submit it to Google Search console, it should include the full address. including http:// (if its there) to .xml

    Test the URL in the address bar in your browser. It should load what looks like a text file (not a regular page)

    #27038
    mehul1989

    Did Google fetch it before?

    #27039
    Disholson

    Can anyone help me understand why sitemap submission was successful, the “last read” date was yesterday, but google still hasn’t discovered any URLs?

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