I have created a simple XML sitemap and I can access it from example.com/sitemap.xml.

The sitemap has many webpages indexed:

Number of URLs in this sitemap: 92

When I try to notify Google about this sitemap I get the following error:

Couldn't fetch | Sitemap could not be read

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How to solve that?

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  • Can you access the sitemap from a browser in private/incognito mode on a different computer/phone/tablet? Sep 23 at 10:02
  • Yes, I can, I just tried from my smartphone in incognito mode, and I could access the sitemap just fine.
    – Kalmax
    Sep 23 at 10:06
  • Then make sure you have the URL correct in Google. Double-check the path to the sitemap and the base domain name of the site itself. Sep 23 at 10:08
  • I had it correctly. The problem is now solved. This seems to have been a bug or an internal caching issue in Google Search Console, because now it appears "success" instead of "couldn't fetch".
    – Kalmax
    Sep 23 at 10:23


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