Tagged: xml sitemap
March 6, 2016 at 6:27 pm #7102
I’ve been fighting the good fight with Google for 2 months. Seems like they don’t want to index the xml sitemap for pages/posts or for listings. Wondering if anyone has had the same issue and can offer any tips, or suggestions. Have posted in the Google product forums but that’s touch and go.
Using the Yoast SEO plug in and hosted on Go Daddy.
March 6, 2016 at 8:46 pm #7107Richard M.Keymaster
Throw up a link to your site…we will take a peak:-)
March 7, 2016 at 8:04 am #7109
March 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm #7110
This is the url for your sitemap, so it exists; that’s good.
Is that the url that you have added in Google Site Search (Webmasters)?
I also see Google Analytics on this page, if that is one that you are concerned about.
Next look in your WordPress admin: Settings > Reading. Is there a check mark next to the last item?
Search Engine Visibility > Discourage search engines from indexing this site
If so, please uncheck it.
March 7, 2016 at 12:19 pm #7112
Checked all that stuff. All good.
Of all the sitemaps generated by Yoast SEO all have been submitted there are two that are still pending,
The other have been at least accepted but not indexed. I’m still waiting for a reply from Google Webmaster product forums. thanks for looking.
March 7, 2016 at 2:03 pm #7113
March 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm #7114
Yes I understand that and under normal circumstances I would do that and that’s what I did but wasn’t getting anything indexed. In the WP.org support forum others having similar issues were recommended by the Yoast support rep to submit them individually as a possible solution.
March 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm #7115
It looks like you’ve narrowed the issue to the Yoast plugin, and not the Winning Agent theme then.
At this point I don’t know of anything we can recommend to help you.
Please let us know if you find something that works for you.
March 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm #7116
didn’t ever think it was the theme but don’t think it’s the plug in either. Something else is going on, not sure what, though I don’t know why featured listings sitemap which is very important has not been accepted by Google. I will certainly update this thread if I get any useful information that others might find valuable.
March 7, 2016 at 7:35 pm #7117
Perhaps reviewing these steps will find something that was missed.
Perhaps you are trying to submit too many sitemaps; with the one I listed above, Google will eventually index the entire site; it takes time for an entire site to be indexed.
Let us know.
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