e-landing-page-sitemap.xml, Wondering what this sitemap is? Moreover, why the Google search console shows an error for the e-landing-page-sitemap.xml sitemap? In this blog, we have discussed landing pages, e-landing-page-sitemap.xml, and sitemaps in detail. Let us get started.
What is Sitemap?
A sitemap is a file that maintains a list of pages & posts that your website offers. In other words, sitemap maintains a list of your resource identifiers. For example, Below is the sitemap of our Learnly posts sitemap.
What is the use of Sitemap?
Web crawlers of search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask for web indexing. Web indexing is need for our posts and pages to be visible in search results. Consequently gains more traffic to our website.
What is e-landing-page-sitemap.xml in the sitemap created by Yoast ?
Yoast plugin generates sitemaps for all these content types (pages, posts, categories, tags, landing pages, etc.). There will be one main XML, inside which a list of XML files (sitemaps) for various content types exists. For example, Below is the main XML of our Learnly, which shows the lists of sitemaps for the contents types available.
e-landing-page-sitemap.xml, this is the sitemap for the landing pages created by the Elementor plugin. A Landing page is nothing but a page, which we design with the sole intention of converting visitors to leads. It usually consists of a form that allows us to capture visitor’s information in exchange for an offer.
Why e-landing-page-sitemap.xml shows the error “Missing XML tag” in the Google search console?
You must be wondering why e-landing-page-sitemap.xml shows errors ( Missing XML tag, Sitemap can be read, but has errors ) when you try to add your main sitemap in Google search console? I faced the same issue recently. Below is the screenshot for your reference
It usually happens when you have no landing pages created using the Elementor plugin. However, there is a simple solution to fix this & eliminate these errors. It is to reconfigure the Yoast SEO plugin, not to consider landing pages created by Elementor. Follow the below steps to remove this particular page type from the main sitemap.
1. Click on SEO and then Search Appearance
2. Click on Content Types and select no for “Show Landing Pages in search results” under Landing Pages (e-landing-page)
3. Click on Save changes
Finally. Yoast now republishes the sitemap without the problematic e-landing-page sitemap. The errors in Google Search Console will disappear as soon as we reload the sitemap.