Sitemap Issue

Sitemap Issue

MsMarj
Excursionist
28 0 2

I checked my site using the site:mydomainame.com but it doesn't appear at the top of the results. I also reviewed the Google Search Console (GSC) data, which I've attached here.

 

site:

Screenshot 2024-07-04 at 2.02.33 PM.png

 

GSC

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Idk if this will affect our rank also on SERP

 

Thanks for the advance help

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Iso-Analyzify
Shopify Partner
8 2 1

Hi @MsMarj 

 

Based on the information you've provided and the attached screenshots, here are some specific reasons why your site might be indexed but not ranking high, along with potential solutions:

 

  1. Sitemap Submission: Ensure that your sitemap is submitted to Google Search Console (GSC). A sitemap helps Google understand your website's structure and discover all your pages efficiently. Without it, Google might miss some important pages, impacting your rankings. If your website is hosted on WordPress, you can use plugins to generate and submit a sitemap.

  2. Internal Linking: Internal linking is crucial for helping Google discover new pages on your website. Ensure that your key pages are interlinked using relevant keywords naturally. This helps Google understand the relationship between your pages and improves your site's crawlability.

  3. Robots.txt File: Check your robots.txt file to ensure you are not blocking Google from accessing important parts of your site. The robots.txt file should allow Google to crawl all necessary directories. You can use the robots.txt tester in GSC to check for any disallowed paths that might prevent Google from indexing your content properly.

 

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.

Eric-HAN
Shopify Partner
99 15 8

Hii , there

 

1. you could check your website sitemap  through:  http://yourwebsite.com/sitemap.xml  This URL will provide you with the sitemap file that contains a list of all the pages on your website.

 

2.  Once you have reviewed your sitemap, it is recommended to manually submit the sitemap to your Google Search Console.  By submitting your sitemap to the Search Console, you can ensure that Google is aware of all the pages on your website and can crawl and index them effectively.

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MsMarj
Excursionist
28 0 2

Is it okay that my homepage is included here?

 

Screenshot 2024-07-05 at 10.03.45 AM.png

MsMarj
Excursionist
28 0 2

Additionally, when I check my site using (site:mydomain.com)I notice that my homepage does not appear as the top result. Is that alarming? What might be causing this issue?

 

Thanks

Eric-HAN
Shopify Partner
99 15 8

HI, there

Have you add title or meta description for your website?

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You also could your home page souce code to check the meta data 

 

BTW: from your screenshot, this is already on the top rank list

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MsMarj
Excursionist
28 0 2

regarding on my screenshot

that one is not the homepage

 

regarding title or meta description yes there is. I already added those