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After searching a lot, I found the solution, I had to have the following urlset: <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/...


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I think it’s an assumption to say that just because a page shows up in Google search that Google has actually indexed it. Especially if you’re just using a search like site:example.com. If key word searches return your page then it’s probably safe to assume it’s indexed. It’s also possible that Google makes several iterations indexing a page before Google ...


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Have you looked at the Status column? It should show "Success" if Google reads it correctly as well as the last date Google read your sitemap. Just as an FYI, there's lots of comments here regarding the Sitemap Paradox. It might be beneficial for you to read through that discussion.


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<link rel="canonical" href="<? php echo DEFAULT_CANONICAL; ?>" > There is an error in the opening PHP tag that will result in this error, and without any feedback to comments we can only assume this is as written in your actual code - not simply a typo in your question? The erroneous space in <? php (it should be <?php) will fail to get ...


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Server errors (5xx) mean that when the Googlebot tried to crawl those pages, they were unavailable (server was offline, too slow, etc) AT THE TIME MENTIONED; if you tested the live URLs at a later time, it can be that the reason for the server error wasn't present anymore and those pages should be crawled next time Google visits your website (as you ...


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You never know, how certain page will get visitors after creation. Thats why your strategy should be like Set all new urls on index, follow, After three months after publishing set all URLs with less then 10 organic visits à day to noindex, follow, After they are away from index, set them with meta robots to noindex, nofollow and links to them to rel="...


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Yes, it is normal. Because if you create a sitemap tree, you should make the sitemap on the top level as Sitemap Index, which contains all other nested sitemaps. The markup of sitemap index is different then of single sitemap. Look: Sitemap Index (contains sitemaps!) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps....


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It isn't normal - GSC should be showing the total number of discovered URLs found next to this parent sitemap, and once you click on it, then it should show each individual sitemap with their respective URLs found. My guess is that there's something wrong with this parent sitemap file - have you tested using online tools? How about using the "live test" ...


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This exact bug is being reported by others in the Google webmaster forum. It may be an actual bug & you might want to report it there.


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I asked the same question in Google Search Console Community. Here is the right answer link: https://support.google.com/webmasters/thread/31440703?hl=en&msgid=31459111 All I need to do is: Create a new property in Google Search Console with https://example.com then de-link the example.com domain property from Google Analytics and again link the new ...


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There's the Enhancements sidebar. It reports on certain types of structured data if it finds any. There you will find out what has been found, if it has errors or warnings and even a way to preview what they may look like.


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