It seems your website has problem especially in technical SEO. Upon checking your website, it seems your sitemap.xml is not optimized.
SItemap.xml is whole structure of your website for SEO. That's supposedly included your product pages, categories, contact us, blogs etc. You have to optimized your sitemap.xml and tell to your search engine that is your whole structure website.
Before you submit the sitemap.xml, optimize first your sitemap. It's better to optimize manually then submit to Google Webmaster.
Excuse me - I thought Shopify was a modern, up to date platform where such mundane tasks were automatic. Cannot recall having to do that with my previous platforms.
If I do a test with https://www.agrisellex.co.uk/sitemap.xml I see no issues reported, or any issues with it being read.
If you look back at one of your earlier posted images I can see you've added the filename as sitmap.xml not sitemap.xml. That's more likely your problem.
Hi all, i am getting the same error too.
it says "Sitemap could not be read"
if something needs to be done to the sitemap, what is needed to be done? i thought shopify has a ready out of the box solution for such simple feature of sitemap....
Looks like my previous post got gated so I'll post a small one without links. Go back and check your spelling. In your previous image posted you've called the file sitmap, not sitemap.
In webmaster tools click on switch to old version and you will see that the sitemap could be read but will show as processing. It will stay like this for about 2 weeks and then it will start showing the correct status in the new version. It is typical Google in their software is horrible and is not even showing the correct status. It is slow but as long as the url you submitted was correct it will start reading in about 2 weeks.
Thanks @dlevens for the reply.
i see that on the old version, they have removed any traces of submitting a new sitemap or viewing the sitemap that i submitted in the new version.
i have a strong feeling the default shopify sitemap wont happen even after 2 weeks. but i really do hope i am wrong.
else, it will be subscribing to an app within shopify to get a proper sitemap.
It looks like they finally did get rid of that in the old, at least the old showed a proper status. As long as you went to your https://www. version of your domain and submitted /sitemap.xml you will be fine. It should read in 2 weeks.
If you want to kick start it you can do this go to
just replace [yourdomain] with your domain, this forces Google to go take a look.
Make sure and load your full url to your sitemap.xml to make sure it is loading, it should show like sub sitemaps in it as Shopify puts 4 of them in there for pages, collections, blogs and products. Once google picks this up it will find the other 4, for any of the 4 it does not find after successfully reading it then jut add those as other sitemaps by copying the link to the .xml file and submitting that. I had to do this for collections for some reason. google found the other 3 but ignored my collections so I just added it as a sitemap.