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XF 1.5 No sitemaps found for this site

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Welder, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Welder

    Welder Member

    I logged into my Google Search Console and it's reporting "No sitemaps found for this site".

    I know that xenfor generated this sitemap dynamically, but then why is google not finding it, nor several other people that I have working on my site?

    How to ensure that it is working? Now...

    I have never updated my robots.txt since initial XenForo install. Maybe that is the problem? If so, I have no idea how to change the robotx.txt to make a sitemap work with my site. Little confused in this situation.

    Help is appreciated. Please be specific on what I should do in regards to the sitemap and robotx.txt

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have just downloaded your sitemap, so it does exist.

    You shouldn't need an entry in the robots.txt file but you can add one if Google is having trouble locating it.

    You can see how it's done here: https://xenforo.com/robots.txt
  3. Welder

    Welder Member

    Thanks Brogan,

    When I add my sites info to emulate your robots.txt, my browser asks me if I want to download the .xml.gz file, but when I input your robots.txt url in my browser, your sitemap comes right up without having to download anything. Why is that? And is that a potential problem on why google is not seeing my sitemap?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The sitemap here is much larger, so it is broken up into separate files, which are listed in the text file.

    Smaller sitemaps are downloaded automatically.
  5. Welder

    Welder Member

    Ah... I see. So, I guess I'm okay then.

    Thanks Brogan. Always a great guy.


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