Indexed, not submitted in sitemap

Indexed, not submitted in sitemap

We have been taunted with the sitemap recently, and we were not able to figure out what was causing issues with “indexed, not submitted on sitemap”. When we implemented multiple sitemap generator last week and we were able to identify that the new sitemap actually got all the links indexed but our old sitemap was still causing the issue.

Even the free sitemap generator is causing the same issue with this as recently, google has updated algorithm and no one is able to change and identify the cause of the problem.

However, you might have heard that this affect does not make any effect on your ranking but we feel this is the major cause of the ranking because webmaster brings out another error on your coverage which is  Duplicate without user-selected canonical

This is the only issue that will solve all your major problem. Let us go through what google is doing now.

Sitemaps, How to Fix

In your sitemap, your first url suppose to be your homepage. For example our url,

This should be done in a way that is should also have / in the end. This tells google that it will have more slug after the main url.

So, it should be something like this.



Once this is done. It should have another page if there is no more pages after the page it should avoid /




Note that we have removed the / from the url.

Before we had a / in the end of every url and it actually causing the same problem. Since we uploaded the new sitemap without the / it actually solved all our issues.

If you have a url with additional slug on your url for example

If you notice that we had two slugs. One slug is where in sitemap it should be



Note there is a “/ at the end of the url” which is the main reason of putting this slug at the end of the website is mainly because we helped google bots to identify that there are more url in this slug. 

If you have put a / on all your website url this will actually give you the same error duplicate without user selecting canonical.

Below was the results from doing this, and it gave an instant change after 1 week after submitting sitemap again.

We have solved all your major issue and hopefully you will have a great way of doing and fixing all your issues by yourself. You could contact us for solving this issue for you.

Our main core is to understand the main problem that has been faced by many SEO companies. Because we are continuously improving our CMS SOLUTIONS we are able to identify it while implementing another module.

Comments (5)

Indexed, not submitted in sitemap
Faisal Hejazi 23rd Apr, 2020

Thank you so much. All my website ranks had dropped so badly after so many searches i found you through a wordpress blog and it solved our problem in 3 days. No one knows what to do and I am surprise that this worked very well as I wasn't expecting it.

Indexed, not submitted in sitemap
Ajendra Vaghela 11th May, 2020

When checking in URL inspection; my website main URL is indexed, but not submitted in Sitemap, however is showing URL not found! In sitemap option, it shows "couldn't verifiy" error since few days! I've already verified my property in Console and have enough posts, pages & categories also. Would appreciate your help, if you help me out!

Indexed, not submitted in sitemap
Vincent Igwe 04th Aug, 2020

I'm having this problem and my sitemap URLs have the slashes. How do I go about removing them, please?

Indexed, not submitted in sitemap
Waqas 10th Aug, 2020

Hi Vincent, Thanks for connecting. Please let us know what platform are you using your website. Also if possible if you could share your url with us.

Indexed, not submitted in sitemap
Akhtar 19th Aug, 2020

My issue is not solving from last 2 months. Will you help me?

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