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Old January 11th, 2012, 05:20 PM
DogWalkingGear DogWalkingGear is offline
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Default Google not indexing sitemap


I am having a problem where Google seems to refuse to index any of the product pages from the sitemap. This occurs even when I manually submit a product page using webmaster 'get as googlebot' and submit URL. The sitemap was submitted to webmaster tools in mid November and recently resubmitted to see if that would 'reset' it in some way.

As at today webmaster tools shows there are 1912 entries in the store sitemap but only one in the index. Under crawl errors it show 928 not found and these are links from the sitemap. I don't understand why so many are not found and perhaps Google has 'given up' on the sitemap?

I have tried removing and recreating the sitemap (changing the setting in the factory to store/sitemap1 and back again to store/sitemap).

I am also using the SEO plugin "WordPress SEO" ( but have configured it so that it does not overwrite the description and keyword meta tags.
has the following info from the merchant feed (shortened by me here for clarity)
<meta name="description" content="We’ve taken this wonderful, traditional coat.......
<meta name="keywords" content="The,Covert,Coat,Coats" />

The sitemaps generated by the wordpress seo plugin for pages and posts are fully indexed and so Google does not completely ignore the site but I would like to see the products show in the index too or there is no point in the store sitemap.

Store ID: 33486
Website URL:
Happy to add you as a temporary admin in webmaster tools if you need to see that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old January 11th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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This is essentially the same problem as discussed here in posts 1 thru 6.

Old January 11th, 2012, 06:43 PM
DogWalkingGear DogWalkingGear is offline
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Thanks for the quick response. I read the other post and now understand the issue.

I added this function to my theme functions.php and it prevents the WordPress SEO plugin from adding the cannonical link - other readers might want to alter it to only do this for the store but it is a clean way of removing this action of the plugin

/* If using the 'WordPress SEO' plug-in, remove the cannonical as it prevents the datafeedr shop indexing in google */
add_filter('wpseo_canonical', 'ypg_remove_yoast_canonical');
function ypg_remove_yoast_canonical($canonical){
return false;

Old July 14th, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Here's another method:

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