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Google Webmaster Sitemap Couldn't Fetch

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gamingseo, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    I just submitted a sitemap to a new site of mine, and it gave the message couldn't fetch under status tab after submitting in the new webmaster tools, in the old one it shows pending. Is this a common thing in the new GWTs ? Or is there something wrong? Never seen that message before after submitting in the new one
     
  2. rawkuspaul

    rawkuspaul Newbie

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    did you check to see if formatting of the XML sitemap looks ok when you go directly to the Sitemap URL in the web browser?
     
  3. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    what would I need to look for ? The sitemap in question was generated by Yoast plugin
     
  4. MSRP

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    Visit the sitemap directly. Commontly the url is domain/sitemap.xml
    If you don't have a problem viewing the sitemap on browser, then the error possibly from SC end. Wait for few hours and try resubmit again.
     
  5. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    Yeah I have done that everything is fine, when you check the sitemap on SC also it checks out fine. But it just won't accept it for-whatever reason. I have done some searching on this problem and in the google forums many others have encountered this problem and to my knowledge there has never been a solution for it found.
     
  6. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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  7. Ganesh Shakya

    Ganesh Shakya Newbie

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    It may happened currently sometimes for new website, and for that there is no any specific solutions, just make sure your sitemap should be correct. Waite for some time & try again. It will work fine.
     
  8. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    Made a new wordpress site last night and tried to submit sitemap, but I got the same exact thing where in the new webmaster it says couldn't fetch under the status tab after submitting.
     
  9. zerohour

    zerohour Newbie

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    same for me, sitemap with Yoast,let it for time
    checked today, finally done
     
  10. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    Refresh the page and type sitemap.xml
     
  12. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    I have long since done that
     
  13. amber dsuza

    amber dsuza Newbie

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    i faced the same thing before ,when i tried with some xml sitemap tester then i found errors i made setp and submit its ok now
     
  14. Black catty

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    this is just due to xml error make this fix and go on
     
  15. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    search in the google forums a lot of people have been having this recently but no solution
     
  16. Maxim Alston

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    Have you tried switching back to the 'Old Version' of search console? Think the new one is still a big buggy, re; sitemaps... Worked for me.
     
  17. gamingseo

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    Yep tried that. When this problem occurs the old console gives the message of "pending" but it stays like that forever