My sitemap is dynamically generated by Yoast SEO WordPress plugin, and is returned with noindex. I submitted the sitemap URL to Google Search Console, but it reports an error:

Submitted URL marked ‘noindex’

I checked with Yoast & other sitemap generators--they all mark sitemaps as noindex by design, to prevent them from appearing in Google search results. It logically makes sense, but then why is Google Search Console reporting it as an error? How do I reconcile this?

  • How are you submitting it in Google Search Console? Are you using robots.txt, the inspect URL tool, the URL submission tool, the sitemaps tool, or something else? Jan 5 '21 at 23:19
  • search.google.com/search-console > Sitemaps > Add a new sitemap > SUBMIT
    – Marcin
    Jan 8 '21 at 2:36
  • As long as Google can fetch the sitemap link successful, there no error found and should work probably, its what i readed you use the inspect URL tool for the result. Mar 18 '21 at 10:43

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