My sitemap index file does not show any errors on google search console, but it only shows 397 discovered urls whereas it should have been over a million.
Basically my sitemap index file looks like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> <sitemap><loc>https://www.example.com/sitemap1</loc><lastmod>2020-09-14T04:38:25Z</lastmod></sitemap> <sitemap><loc>https://www.example.com/sitemap2</loc></sitemap> <sitemap><loc>https://www.example.com/sitemap3</loc></sitemap> <sitemap><loc>https://www.example.com/sitemap4</loc></sitemap> <sitemap><loc>https://www.example.com/sitemap5</loc></sitemap> ... (614 sitemap entries in total) </sitemapindex>
What can be wrong? Do I have too many
edit: This was actually working, I had over a million discovered URLs, then I added like 200
<sitemap> entries to the sitemap.xml and it "broke", meaning it started showing only 397 discovered URLs for the sitemap (coverage is unaffected).
Update: I reduced sitemap count to 450 and google started crawling 33 sitemaps in the index. Still not crawling all child sitemaps though.
<sitemap>entries and it "broke" and became 397 discovered URLs.