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Why does Google Search Console throw a general HTTP error for my sitemap?

nenad_pantic
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Hi, I have an issue submitting my Shopify store sitemap to the Google Search console. It discovers the pages but then throws a "General HTTP error". My sitemap is readable (not password protected).

 

https://shop.nenadpantic.art/sitemap.xml

 

I also tried submitting individual nested sitemaps, but they have issues as well.

 

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Thanks for clues

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Lee-Strong-SEO
Shopify Partner
127 19 26

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @nenad_pantic

 

It's very common to encounter the "couldn't fetch" error when submitting your sitemap in the Google Search Console. I've taken a look at your sitemap, and there don't seem to be any issues with it. The good news is that you don't need to take any immediate action to fix this issue. Google will typically update the status in the next few days, and it should reflect correctly in the Google Search Console.

 

If you have any more questions or run into any other issues, feel free to ask.

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JoshHighland
Shopify Expert
207 12 76

Do you have any apps on your store that filter bots / proxies / countries etc? 

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nenad_pantic
New Member
4 0 0

No, at least not intentionally, but a good suggestion.

I noticed that after a day now, it started to show as success, without me changing anything.

 

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Lee-Strong-SEO
Shopify Partner
127 19 26

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @nenad_pantic

 

It's very common to encounter the "couldn't fetch" error when submitting your sitemap in the Google Search Console. I've taken a look at your sitemap, and there don't seem to be any issues with it. The good news is that you don't need to take any immediate action to fix this issue. Google will typically update the status in the next few days, and it should reflect correctly in the Google Search Console.

 

If you have any more questions or run into any other issues, feel free to ask.

Strong SEO

This simple trick can boost your store to the top of Google - Try it Now

waqasgkk
Visitor
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I encountered the 'General HTTP Error' issue with the search console sitemap for my website, https://namegeneratorz.com/, despite having a valid SSL from my hosting provider, ION1. I resolved the problem by renewing the SSL certificate through Cpanel. Give it a try; it might work for you too.