Sitemap.xml couldn't fetch

PopCultDesignz
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I've looked and searched all over the net and i just don't understand or have the ability to fix this issue. I've resubmitted the sitemap a couple times and it keeps coming up as couldn't fetch and the type is unknown. I have input some url's in manually and had them indexed and they show as valid. I search in google "popcultdesignz" and my site is no where to be found. Only if i put the entire address does it show up. 1 or 2 pages might be in the search results but thats about it. ive tried both on the old console version and the new, still no improvement. Its been like this since the 12/02/19. I dont have the knowledge to be able to fix this on my own and i need the communities help.

 

thanks guys

website - https://popcultdesignz.com/

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Terrible_Tiki
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Add at least (1) of everything, collections blogs etc. I was having the same problem and didn't have any blog posts. As soon as I created one the sitemap fetched just fine. Apparently there is some kind of glitch in the sitemap generator.

claudek
New Member
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It is probably a bug in Google.

 

Check this article.

 

At half article, it tells you exactly how to find out if it is a bug or not.

 

Hope it helps.

 

thank you

NinjaVanSG
New Member
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@claudek wrote:

It is probably a bug in Google.

 

Check this article.

 

At half article, it tells you exactly how to find out if it is a bug or not.

 

Hope it helps.

 

thank you


Which article ?

German_324
New Member
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Hi, I submitted the sitemaps listed in the DOMAIN/sitemap. xml page.

After submitting them, the DOMAIN/sitemap. xml status changed from Couldn't Fetch to Success.

 

I had the following sitemaps listed:

 

DOMAIN/sitemap_products_1. xml?from=3930877821031&to=3933632430183
DOMAIN/sitemap_pages_1. xml
DOMAIN/sitemap_collections_1. xml
DOMAIN/sitemap_blogs_1. xml

 

I hope it helps!

German Diaz
Marketing Optimization For SMBs & Entrepreneurs
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pwong
Tourist
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Okay, so I think I got this to work but not sure if it is the right way but all I did was remove "_1" from the url and submited "/sitemap_pages.xml".

 

It registered and is marked as "Success".

 

:) 

Teo111
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worked for me. Thanks

CarlsGoods
New Member
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TerribleTiki's suggestion to add a blog post was my solution - Thanks!


@Terrible_Tiki wrote:

Add at least (1) of everything, collections blogs etc. I was having the same problem and didn't have any blog posts. As soon as I created one the sitemap fetched just fine. Apparently there is some kind of glitch in the sitemap generator.


 

AdeleSOQ
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@pwong wrote:

Okay, so I think I got this to work but not sure if it is the right way but all I did was remove "_1" from the url and submited "/sitemap_pages.xml".

 

It registered and is marked as "Success".

 

:) 


Thanks! It worked for me.

It is successful to submit the sitemap ("/sitemap_pages.xml") in this way, but it seems that it cannot views the index coverage.

Don’t know how to solve it. (so not really success?)
Anybody have found a more efficient way to solve it? 

Josh_Uebergang
Shopify Expert
802 23 198

Do you have any pages created in Shopify that are published? Can you view the sitemap URLs yourself? Confirming these two things first are common ways to solve non-existent sitemaps.

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KevinW
Explorer
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@PopCultDesignz I've been having the same issue on several of my clients' Shopify sites for nearly a year. GSC is successfully fetching and processing the sitemap index + all of its associated Product/Collection/Blog sitemaps, but it refuses to fetch the Pages sitemap.

 

I've tried several fixes and monitored them continuously, but none have worked.... until @pwong suggested removing the "-1" from the end of the sitemap URL and submitting it. For some reason that unfortunately I can't explain, it works. In the example below, this site has 35 URLs, 8 of which are Shopify "pages," yet none are being discovered from within the main /sitemap.xml index file. But as soon as I submitted the /sitemap_pages.xml file (without the "-1"), Google finally discovered the 8 pages I've been wanting them to discover :) 

 

shopify couldnt fetch sitemap issue solved.jpg

 

NOTE 1:  As @Terrible_Tiki and @Josh_Uebergang both correctly pointed out, you'll have problems submitting your Pages sitemap if you don't have at least 1 Page set to "visible" status. So that may also be the issue. It depends on your unique situation. 

 

NOTE 2: It's not necessarily the end of the world if GSC says it's having trouble fetching your sitemap, so don't panic if you're having trouble submitting URLs to Google. Google has numerous ways to discover your URLs, and a sitemap is only one. If you do a site: search for your domain in Google and see the URLs you're missing, congratulations (!) your pages are indexed and available to rank. The same is true if you use the GSC Coverage Report and find these pages under the Valid > Indexed, not submitted in sitemap report. 

Kevin Wallner // SEO & Analytics Expert
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