Sitemaps not showing up. Getting error message: "Hm. Something isn't right. We're checking into it now."1 Recommended Answer
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I changed my URLs about 2 months ago and ever since then my indexed pages went from over 100,000 to 1,700 - and have never come back up. I have verified my sitemaps with every tool I can find and as far as I can tell there are no issues with them.
Any idea what might be the issue here?
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I'm guessing it is a quality problem. Every one of your city pages is identical - Googlebot has probably started thinking it's all duplicate content.
The sitemaps have been "pending" for over 60 days now since I changed my URL structure - and it doesn't explain the webmaster tools error when I try to use the site.
I do appreciate your reply though, thanks :)
I think the hard part for you is that the actual useable pages are deep in, those are the pages you need in your sitemap.
Can you give some sitemap URLs?
I looked only at your sitemap sitemap.xml and all URLs there end in index.php
The sitemap processing software might remove automatically
index.html and probably also index.php at the end of a URL,
and the URLs in your sitemap do not work without index.php, they give error 404.
Can you check in your server access logs and error logs if
Googlebot is accessing the URLs without index.php at the end?
Also, maybe use a sitemap index file to group all sitemaps, see
My sitemaps are still in a "pending" status and were downloaded on Apr 17th, it is now 3 months later. Surely it does not take 3 months to process a sitemap file. Can someone from Google please respond with a meaningful answer as to what is going on here?
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