I'm trying to submit a very simple sitemap (for testing only) to Google Search Console but, unfortunately, I'm constantly receiving the following error message:
╔══════════════╤═════════╤══════════════╤═══════════╤══════════════════╤═════════════════╗ ║ Sitemap │ Type │ Submitted │ Last read │ Status │ Discovered URLs ║ ╠══════════════╪═════════╪══════════════╪═══════════╪══════════════════╪═════════════════╣ ║ /sitemap.txt │ Unknown │ Jul 17, 2019 │ │ *Couldn't fetch* │ 0 ║ ╚══════════════╧═════════╧══════════════╧═══════════╧══════════════════╧═════════════════╝
Clicking on it, there is an additional error message: "(!) Sitemap could not be read".
However, if you click on "OPEN SITEMAP" then it opens normally.
Any idea what is going on?
Sitemap in Text Format
According to Google support:
# Sitemap formats Google supports several sitemap formats, described here. [...] ## Text If your sitemap includes only web page URLs, you can provide Google with a simple text file that contains one URL per line. For example: http://www.example.com/file1.html http://www.example.com/file2.html Guidelines for text file sitemaps: Encode your file using UTF-8 encoding. Your text file should contain nothing but the list of URLs. You can name the text file anything you wish, provided it has a .txt extension (for instance, sitemap.txt).
Moreover, I have also tried with XML format and it did not work either.