Hi Folks, I'm having an issue with a client site that's been having issues since we moved to https – so I'm turning to a few communities that I trust to see if there is something I've missed. All ideas are welcome
They are developed in Joomla and have a subdirectory with a WordPress install as their blog (domain.com/blog
). We're submitting the sitemaps via XML and RSS for both site and blog.
The WP pages are indexing fine. There are duplicates being submitted due to tags and categories but the 'indexed pages' under the blog line up with the number of posts that they have. Don't think there's any issue there.
The Joomla site however, as you can see from the screenshot below, is not doing nearly as well. According to the google index, there is a stable 554 pages in their index of which 405 are the site (not the blog). So the pages are in there and are showing https (which is a relief).
The thing that's bothering me is that we're submitting 217 pages from the Joomla site and GWMT is only saying it's indexing 4. How can this be?
You'll notice that the last three sitemaps on the list are the ones I'm talking about and the last two are somewhat redundant. We put that in at the advice of the XML sitemap generation plugin (Jsitemap) developer. He said that sometimes if you put a variation of the XML sitemap URL in this fixes the problem. It hasn't (as you can see) and my intention is to delete it. Does anyone have any ideas here?
I'm nervous that at some point I will have to be submitting all pages manually. I have never experienced something like this before and my gut it telling me that it's the plugin making a bad XML sitemap but if that's the case, how come GWMT is recognizing that we are submitting 217 pages?
I think you all in advance for your thoughts.