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XF 1.4 Sitemap in 1.4 not indexed

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by polle, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. polle

    polle Active Member

    I updated to 1.4.2 and now I am full of errors, 404 and a not indexed sitemap.

    Web: 17,548
    Indexed: 26

    Images: 1,575
    Indexed: 0

    Before that everything was indexed with the sitemap add-on and now its not missing a couple, its missing everything.

    What can the problem be ?

  2. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    Give Google time. An new Sitemap means, that the counter starts by zero.

    Look into the Webmasterstools index state. There should be more indexed sites.
  3. polle

    polle Active Member

    Its not as pending, its showing like that.

    From a site sitemap when its read by Webmaster tools its read, you don't have to wait more.

  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Can you link to your sitemap URL?

    Maybe the sitemap itself has a problem.
  5. polle

    polle Active Member

    I just sent it via DM.

    Thank you.
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    All seems ok.

    Are any errors reported with the sitemap in GWT?

    Do you have a robots.txt file that is blocking your site?
  7. polle

    polle Active Member

    No errors and no blocking.

    Before I was using this add on without problems and this is what I did.

    1- Upgrade XF to 1.4.2.
    2- Disable add-on.
    3- Build sitemap.
    4- Submit new sitemap to WMT.
    5- Delete old sitemap in WMT.

    And thats it.

    Of course 20 from 18,000 is really bad and for images cero the same, bad.

  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There was no reason to do this, really.

    You may have to contact Google support. The problem may be due to deleting the previous sitemap. I'd find it hard to believe that, but it was certainly not necessary to delete the old sitemap which would have still been perfectly valid.
  9. polle

    polle Active Member

    That will cause duplicated content and that cant be the problem of why "a new sitemap" is not being read.

    If I delete all sitemaps in my account and I just add the XF one, that should be read complete, no matter what other sitemaps I had in the past. It makes no sense to submit 2 sitemaps with the same content.

    So there must be a catch in another place, for some reason is not being read.

    For what I can see in any other plugins and add-ons in any system, all sitemaps are divided into separate files with X number of posts and this one is just 1 single file. Maybe thats the problem ? A file with 18,000 lines ?

  10. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Google doesn't have any issue reading the XenForo generated sitemap


  11. polle

    polle Active Member

  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We have no control over how Google indexes your site though.
    If the sitemap is valid and is being read then it's a Google issue and as already suggested, you will need to contact Google.
  13. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    You do have to wait - Google needs to correlate what it has in its index with what is in your "new" sitemap file. It doesn't do this instantly - it takes days. Give it a week or so and you'll see the indexed number rising until it reaches a similar level to your previous one. (y)

    It took several days for my CycleChat XF1.4 sitemap to come up (the red line):
    Chris D likes this.
  14. polle

    polle Active Member

    I will wait. I just resubmit it, let see what happens in some days.

    CyclingTribe likes this.

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