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I recently used the "URL Inspection Tool" on the new Google Search Console BETA version.

When I check the homepage of my website, it shows "N/A" on the "Index Coverage" card under "Discovery" in the sitemaps section. Right below that, it shows a bizarre link for the referring page section that doesn't exist on my site.

How can i fix this and change it to something else?

Screenshot of Error on Google Webmaster

  • I have added a screenshot, you see the link on the referring page, doesn't exist at all, i need to update it to the homepage of the site, is there any missing HTML tag, how do i get google to identify some other link in as the referring page. thanks. – Jonathan Kumar Jul 25 '18 at 14:54
  • Do you have a sitemap that includes your home page? If not, I'd expect "N/A" (not available) to be expected. – Stephen Ostermiller Jul 25 '18 at 15:39
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    There should be lots of pages that refer to your home page. Google chooses one to show here. It isn't clear why they chose such a long, unpopular one that may not exist, but I don't think there is anything that needs to be fixed. – Stephen Ostermiller Jul 25 '18 at 15:41
  • Yes that is true, as long as it shows as valid on the URL Inspection there's nothing to worry about, but my client requires that it shows the homepage link, i've identified that the issue is with the Yoast Sitemaps, the one for page-sitemap.xml doesn't include the homepage, idk why this is but i'm trying to fix it. – Jonathan Kumar Jul 25 '18 at 16:05
  • @StephenOstermiller i fixed it and now it shows the sitemap instead of "N/A", but the referring page still remains the same, is there any way to update this. – Jonathan Kumar Jul 25 '18 at 16:27

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