google rejecting sitemap

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    • #16017
      noticias concursos

      google is not reading sitemap correctly, with error message: “Sitemap can be read, but contains errors”

      It still says the following message: Sitemap is in HTML

    • #16033

      Hi, can you share a link to your sitemap so I can verify it? You can use the support form if you wish to keep it off the public forum.

    • #16750
      Kellen Barranger

      Hi, having the exact same issue right now.

    • #16755

      Hi Kellen, you can check your sitemap in your browser to see if there is not some kind of redirection happening or an error message that can be interpreted as HTML. If you want me to take a look, please share a link to your sitemap. Or send it via the support form 🙂

    • #17352

      please help google rejecting news sitemap

    • #17364

      Hi Michael, what is the error message exactly? Usually, the news sitemap is rejected because the site is not yet accepted into Google News. Or at least, that fact is not yet know by the Search Console…

    • #17447


      Firstly , We use rank math as seo, after paying for Status301 Premium
      Premium WordPress Plugins and Support,
      Please explain, then we download, Premium of your plugin, do we still need to install both
      1) XML Sitemap & Google News
      2) XML Sitemap & Google News – Google News Advanced.

      2) XML Sitemap & Google News – Google News Advanced, this has no settings, the only way to set it up.

      1) XML Sitemap & Google News, inside the settings, Google News Sitemap has been activated.

      While on our seo rank maths, we open normal site map.

      after this most traffic drops.

      Please explain, it this will not work, we will have to get payment back from PayPal.

      We wait for your update.


    • #17459

      Hi Michael, yes you need both XML Sitemap & Google News and Google News Advanced. Both plugins need to be activated but you only need the option “Google News Sitemap” activated on your Settings > Reading page. Now, you’ll have the advanced options available on your Settings > Google News admin page.

      You may also activate the option “XML Sitemap” on your Settings > Reading but then you’ll need to make sure to disable the XML Sitemap in the Rank Math options. There will be an admin notice explaining the incompatibilities and what you need to do to work around them. You may also use the sitemap provided by Rank Math.

      Whichever sitemap you choose, it should not impact traffic. An XML Sitemap is just a tool to help search engines find (new) content on your site. Once fully indexed, it will remain in the search engine results. If you do not add new content, you could even completely disable the sitemap and traffic should not be impacted. If you see a sharp drop in traffic, then it’s probably the new algorithm that is impacting your sites appearance in search results.

      One thing though: be sure to NOT include any URLs in your sitemap that are set to “noindex” by the SEO plugin. For example, if you set taxonomy archive pages to noindex, then do not include taxonomies in the sitemap. Or if you give a particular page noindex, then also set it to be excluded from the sitemap.

      You can use Google Search Console to monitor your sitemaps (both the normal and the news sitemap) for errors. And compare how many URLs provided by the sitemap are already indexed.

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