You should always use a sitemap generator built into your website software to begin with. The point of site maps is to tell search engines about the structure of the site what they can’t figure out on their own. Your website software knows that structure, but external crawlers do not. If external crawlers are sufficiently detailed, it means you don’t need a sitemap, because Google can just crawl your site themselves and learn the same.
No, it doesn’t. A good crawler, like those used by search engines, behave like regular web browsers and will have no problems with this. Only dumb scrapers, like those used by sitemap generators, have this issue.
Excluded The page is not indexed, but we think that was your intention. (For example, you might have deliberately excluded it by a noindex directive, or it might be a duplicate of a canonical page that we’ve already indexed on your site.)
Thank you. The reason why I didn’t start with an internal sitemap is that the plugin I normally use only has a commercial version, that is, paid, and the customer said he didn’t want it. Then I was forced, seeing failures with any online crawler in fact.
The discourse on the impossibility of generating the sitemap with external tools is however only incidental: my question is, and remains, why Google crawler (certainly, an excellent crawler) after almost three weeks has not yet managed to perform its usual work on the site.
Is it just “in late”? I have never experienced delays of weeks, not even on subdomains. So my question arose from this, if there’d be are technical reasons on the domain / hosting side that prevent crawling by Google.
Sometimes it says “Couldn’t fetch” at first upload, but just refresh the page to get the “Success” message. Now it doesnt… and I never seen a 404 while the file is in place. Even because i clicked on “OPEN SITEMAP” and it showed the sitemap properly.
Yes I have read what “Excluded” means: I have no “noindex” directive at all, let alone duplicate pages that have not been indexed … there being zero indexed pages at the moment
Well, I took too much of your time. Let’s give Google a few days to see if it notices the new sitemap, and if it can do anything with it.
As far as my knowledge goes, I do not think that InfinityFree delays or prevents Google’s crawler. Have you already added to domain to the Google Search Console and requested it to index your site? Google will prioritize more popular, as well as sites that have requested an index before yours, so it may take some time before the sitemap is noticed.
We are here to help you, you haven’t wasted our time at all
Yes I did it but I see that I have several limitations, as a new user, and I was not allowed to insert images (at least, until a couple hours ago) hence I used imgbb. I am also prohibited from inserting more than one link per post.
However, now we have fixed some things (ehm) so let’s wait and see if Google wakes up. I will let you know within a few days. Thank you.