it sounds a silly question, but I actually could not find a reference to it. I have created a sitemap_index with about 100-ish sitemaps. No errors.
I submitted only the sitemap_index to Google webmaster.
It displayes only one sitemap indexed (1 Url) that should contain 50K links, but if a test:
does show in fact only ten pages which were crawled not from the sitemap, with no links from the sitemaps.
I uploaded the sitemap_index and sitemaps more than one week ago (I re-uploaded everything today, as a test - dates refers to today).
I read through similar question: [Too much delay for indexing Sitemap in Webmaster Tools?
all urls are live ones, not redirected.
URLs in sitemaps have are like:
The type of content that should get indexed contains names of topics. The site is about data-visualisation: data is then manipulated via ajax, but html page contains meta populated via server side: a url was successfully indexed as test for a single submit, not from the sitemaps.
I just cannot understand if my sitemaps are actually getting crawled and eventually indexed or not.
If not, I cannot understand why not, and cannot understand the discrepancy for having at least 1 sitemap in sitemap_index, indexed, but a test
site:example.com not showing any result from it.
I would be happy to share sitename in private, in case you would like to have a closer look at how pages are created - I don't want to post it not to make it sound as advertisement or such!.
My robots.txt includes only the sitemap_index (here sitemap.xml) :
User-agent: * Allow: / Sitemap: http://example.com/sitemap.xml
Should I include all sitemaps mentioned in sitemap_index also in robots.txt?