Hi IAP I have looked at the sitemaps of 3 different Shopify stores, including our own and, all of them use the header " <sitemapindex xmlns =" http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 " >". I can't say for sure, but I am assuming that all Shopify Stores' sitemaps will be set up the same. If it is a Shopify error than that could potentially mean every single Shopify sitemap is not being correctly read by GSC. If that was the case then I would hope Shopify is doing something to correct the problem and is making it a priority. On the other hand if it is a GSC issue, it could take month/years to see it fixed. I first alerted Shopify to this issue on June 25/19 but have notice that GSC has not read it correctly since they migrated everything over to the new GSC in February. Our store has been up for several years and this is the same sitemap setup we've had for sometime and GSC never had any issue reading it until February of this year. Though I have contact Shopify 3 times about the issues I still have not heard anything back from them re: solution. In any case, it would be nice if Shopify would give us an update as to whether this issue is being addressed or not. I just had a look at the individual child site maps and IAP is absolutely correct the pages sitemap is different than the rest. and is missing the xmlns:image =" http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-image/1.1 " so he could be on to something but it still doesn't explain why GSC could read it before but not now.
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I'v also been in contact with Shopify about this issues. I have communicated with them about it 3 times and was told last time that technical support would keep me posted on the issue. That was 2 weeks ago and, still I've heard nothing. That last Guru that I spoke with was told to tell me to contact Google. That's a joke, how exactly do I do that? This probably is a Google issue not Shopify's but, as it is effecting Shopify stores it should be up to Shopify to work the issue out with Google, not an individual store owner.
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