Sitemap Error

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I am trying to submit my sitemap to Google but I can't seem to find it. I have the following error:

 

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

<sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">;

<!--

This is the parent sitemap linking to additional sitemaps for products, collections and pages as shown below. The sitemap can not be edited manually, but is kept up to date in real time.

-->

Can anybody please give me an idea of how I can fix this? I am not very technical but I know a little.

 

Thank you in advance

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Shopify Expert
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Hey Rachael,

The message you are seeing is created by the browser and is 100% not part of the actual sitemap. It's just a friendly message that some browsers add.

If you viewed the source of the page (right click, choose view page source) you'd see the actual xml. The sitemap you have will be correct and can be used as is.

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New Member
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Thank you so much for your help, you have solved my query. 

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New Member
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Sorry I didnt really understand your explanation. I have got the same error. Does it means that shopify will fix itself? 

 

Thank you

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Shopify Expert
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There's no error, and in turn nothing to "fix". You can safely ignore the message shown by your browser.

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New Member
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Thanks! My products doesnt seem to apper on the sitemap yet. Is it a metter of time? 

 

thanks again!

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Shopify Expert
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The products are there (and google can use this parent sitemap without issue).

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New Member
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I read the thread and understand where you say the products are resididing. However, how do we view that sitemap? More importantly, how do the Google crawlers view that sitemap? My online store has lost ALL ranking and looks like it's been wiped off the map ever since I migrated from Weebly to Shopify. I need help or my business is going to go under.

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I'm having the same problem - my rankings are down and this is what I get when I 'view soure'

 

<p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
        This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
      </p>
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