Recently im facing this issue, I set my sitemap frequency to weekly, but still the follow URL is showing not submitted in sitemap, This issue started only for new URLs from this month.

I don't know what happened?

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  • Two things to double check if you haven't already: 1) that the urls are properly listed in the final generated sitemap file, and 2) that the sitemaps report doesn't show any issues with the sitemap file. – Maximillian Laumeister Apr 22 at 19:51
  • Yes, I have already verified these two things. – Bhuvanesh Apr 23 at 4:16

The frequency you set is a requested recommendation. Indexers do not guarantee to crawl your site if they feel they know better (i.e. low traffic, infrequent updates will result in less frequent crawls).

"Indexed, not submitted in index" usually means that the page was found via a crawl and has been indexed but wasn't found in the version of the sitemap the indexer has on file. This might be because your sitemap wasn't recrawlled at the same time as the page linking to your new content.

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  • Is there any way to fix it?, My sitemap is created properly and Im able to see the URL. – Bhuvanesh Apr 24 at 7:32
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    There is no need to "fix" it. Sitemaps are not really important for anything. They don't help SEO. Unless you want to see stats about the URLs how many URLs from that particular sitemap are indexed, there is really no point in even having one. Because Googlebot can crawl your site, your sitemap is unnecessary. In any case, this will fix itself. Google seems to need about 6 months to get the sitemap data in order on their end. – Stephen Ostermiller Sep 21 at 8:28

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