Blogger Sitemap.xml Now Contains 150 Links Per Page - [FIX]


blogger sitemaps errorsHave you observed a sudden drop in your Blogger sitemap index data inside your webmasters tools account? Do you see a major drop in your URLS Submitted data compared to Indexed data? If yes then there is nothing to worry because just this week Blogger has updated the total number of items in its Atom Feed and RSS Feed. The maximum number of blog post entries in these XML files were previously 500 Links but after this latest update, your blogspot XML feed has now been broken down into smaller groups containing a maximum of 151 Links in each page. This means that now webmasters will show a count of 151 in the Submitted data column which was previously 501 for URLS in web index. The default feed count is same i.e. 26 links in both RSS and Atom Feed.

This surely looks like a much better approach for faster indexing of your blog posts and this will also help Google webmasters tools to better organize your sitemap pages into smaller parts which are easy to index and crawl thus saving processing time. The same update is applied to Blogger Sitemap.xml file where each sub-page will now consist of only 150 links, previously 500 URLS were grouped per page.

UPDATE: Blogger Sitemap Generator - Version 2016 Just released!


How to fix Submitted and Indexed Data Difference?

You are seeing this error or difference of sitemap data inside your webmasters search console account because you have submitted multiple custom sitemaps to Google either using our Sitemap Generator tool or using a custom sitemap submission method using atom feeds. This sitemaps are located at atom.xml. The screenshot below shows the

custom atom feed sitemaps

In the screen shot above you can observe that the submitted urls are 151 while the indexed urls are 496. The Indexed links are greater than submitted links because webmasters tool is showing you the old cached indexed count of blogger sitemap where the sitemap contained a maximum of 500 links. The indexed data is thus an old cached count while the submitted data shows the refreshed Link count after Blogger updated sitemaps.

Blogger introduced Dynamic Sitemaps for all blogspot blogs from January 2015 onwards. Now you can excess all your sitemap data from a single sitemap.xml file as shared below:

Your sitemap.xml file is hosted at this location:

http://Your-Blog.blogspot.com/sitemap.xml

Our Blog Parent sitemap is hosted under this link:

http://www.mybloggertricks.com/sitemap.xml

All you need to do is to delete the custom atom.xml sitemaps and instead submit sitemap.xml as the only sitemap inside your webmasters account. Follow these steps:

1. Go To Webmasters Tools > Crawl > Sitemaps

2. Delete all your old sitemaps which uses the atom.xml Feed structure

delete sitemaps

3. Next submit the dynamic sitemap.xml as the only sitemap

ADD/TEST Sitemap

4. That's it!

This single parent sitemap will automatically update its sub-pages and submit your new posts to Google index. If you click the sitemap link you can easily see how many sub-pages does the sitemap contain. This is a better and standard way to create sitemaps and widely followed for wordpress blogs as well.This parent sitemap is divided into sub-pages each containing a total of 150 links per page. Since we have published around 1435 posts so far therefore the total number of our sitemap pages are thus 10 where each sitemap contains 150 links. It is basic math i.e. 10 x 150 = 1500

Pages inside Sitemap.xml

It takes around 24 hours for all links to get indexed. 

Already submitted sitemap.xml?

If you have already submitted the dynamic sitemap months ago but still see a difference in your submitted/indexed data then you just need to resubmit the sitemap so that Google may fetch all newly submitted links.

resubmit sitemaps

After resubmitting our sitemap the index data got back to normal:

blogger Dynamic Sitemap

Need Help?

I hope this clarifies all your answers and help you guys troubleshoot this technical SEO problem that you were facing recently. Let me know if I could be of any further assistance. Feel free to post your questions in the comment box below. Wishing a great weekend buddies. Peace and blessings! =)


This article was requested by our reader Basit Khan. I personally thank him for bringing this problem into our notice.

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  1. Thanks for your valuable information. It will help us in getting good rank. Described very clearly. That's the reason I'm regular on your Blog.
    Regards,
    https://totalhindi.com

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    1. I am so glad you found it useful. Thank you prakash =)

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  2. Hi, Mohammad bhai nice post plz check my webmaster tool screenshot http://prntscr.com/9873k8

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    1. Only submit sitemap.xml. Delete all others

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  3. few days back same thing happened to me too, but i just re-submitted my site's sitemap to google by deleting the old one...

    i got total of 389 posts and all got indexed the next day of submission with single sitemap.xml

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    1. That's indeed the best way if you have already submitted sitemap.xml. Normally when you cross over 150 posts, it is best to re-submit the sitemap so that Google search console could access the newly created subpage more quickly

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  4. Hi Mohammad Bhai

    Thanks for the new update. Glad that I have subscribed for MBT

    While checking the webmaster tools, same thing happened in my dashboard. Now done the steps provided here and successfully added the new site map format

    Thank you and keep updating and educating bloggers like me

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    1. Thank you Jothis for remaining a loyal reader and motivator. This feedback is all that matters to us. I am really glad you were able to update your sitemap. Thank you for staying updated. =)

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    2. Thank You Bhai ...

      In continuation with my comment, now all of my post got indexed and i can see positive change in my site's (http://www.munnartourguide.com/) traffic

      Thank you once again for the help

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  5. Thanks mohammad mustafa bhai jazak Allah. Mujhe kahin nai mil raha tha is issue pe article lekin apke blog pe mil gaya :) You are great.

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    1. Always welcomed buddy. Helping others is all that we mean. I am glad your problem is fixed! All praise be to God =)

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  6. Does it mean they will only index upto 3,000 posts?

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    1. Where did you read that? Of course not, they have no limit on how much they can index but they limit sitemap link count to at most 500. Since the link count per sitemap is 150 now so it is even better. =)

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    2. My question is, I have implemented the dynamic sitemap which is 150 posts grouped into 20 = 3000 total posts. I have 3,400 posts, how do I get the rest indexed

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    3. Oh I get your point now!

      Just click the resubmit button and resubmit the sitemap! Google will get a refreshed copy of your sitemap with all 22 Pages instead of just 20 pages. =)

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    4. But dynamic sitemap in blogger result 20 page but i have 30 page. what should I do ?

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    5. Hi Izzo, have you been able to solve your sitemap problem? I am facing the same problem. i have upto 4550 pages and is only 3000 google is accepting.

      please help

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    6. I get your point and I have figured out what is causing this. I have a solution to this which I will share within next 24 hours. Stay tuned.

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  7. Hi Muhammad,

    Thanks for providing a complete guide of Blogger Sitemap.xml which make it easy for everybody to go through.

    Keep sharing :)

    Regards

    Mairaj

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    1. You are most welcomed mairaj. I hope it helps as many people as possible =)

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  8. Hi Mohammad vai
    This is the first time I know about dynamic sitemap. I add it on GWT. Is there any changes required in Custom robots.txt because here I use the older xml file.
    # Blogger Sitemap generated on 2015.01.23
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /search
    Allow: /
    Sitemap: http://www.techshoutme.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

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  9. Hello , i have another problem. I have crawl error on bing webmaster tool , search is decreased of 97% after this problem.

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  10. Hi

    I have implemented the sitemap.xml as you instructed but webmaster could only index 20 pages ie = 3000 but I have more than 3000 post. I have 4590 post.

    How can i get all indexed?

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  11. bro this method sitemap submit only 3000 max url i need 5000+ urls sitemap please help me

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    1. Sharing the solution on how to do it within next 24 hours. Stay tuned!

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  12. Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai please help me, i need site map for 11600 post

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    1. I built an entire tool for this. Just releasing today! :)

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  13. It seems u don't have the solution @mohammad

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    1. I guess you are not following our blog updates. We just released not just one but Two Solutions! =) Check these posts:

      >> Why your Blogger Sitemap only Submits 20 Pages and 3000 Links?

      >> Blogger Sitemap Generator - V2016

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  14. Hi Mohammad !
    Is there any need to remove the default atom.xml sitemap format from robots.txt after submitting the dynamic sitemap.xml in search console ?

    When I used the above pattern on www.teachmatters.in index pages show only 150 in search console. Pls solve the problem.

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    1. Blogger robots.txt file has the Dynamic sitemap URL by default unless you have created a custom robots.txt file using search preferences. You may replace the atom.xml sitemap inside the custom robots.txt with yourblog.com/sitemap.xml

      Check for reference our default robots file: http://www.mybloggertricks.com/robots.txt


      Note: Adding sitemap url inside robots.txt file is not mandatory.

      Update: Please read the latest posts to know why only 20 pages are submitted and also check our latest Sitemap Generator tool

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  15. Hi

    Thank you for this. I update my sitemap and applied what listed on your tut. My problem now is the robot.txt, I have 5k+ post. What should I put on the sitemap inside my robot.txt?

    For the mean time I follow your default robot.txt

    Please help.

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  16. Hi Mohammad!

    I have done the same thing but still by blog shows only 122 out of 184 posts.

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  17. Helldo dear admin ... I am Nidhi From Mumbai .. my blogger post is almost 200 but google webmaster showing submitted URL are 150 & index URL are 150 too.. whats problem with me ?? really do not know .. please help me .. on more thing .. same problem happening for my second domain too.. after over 150 post google webmaster showing 150 only .. Note: i am using custome domain on blogger ..

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  18. Thank you very much Mohammad for the information, it was time to update the sitemap

    Regards

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  19. Salam ! Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai
    i just want to know my sitemaps are running smoothly,but yesterday i saw in webmaster one infact 2 warning i got in my sitemap that is like "When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend that your Sitemap contain URLs that point to the final destination (the redirect target) instead of redirecting to another URL."
    Can you tell me why i'm facing this warning ?
    Regards:
    Bloggersstand.com

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  20. Assalamu Alaikum Janab !
    I have a questions about submitting sitemap to Google Search Console. When I open the link myblogname.com/sitemap.xml it will only show me upto page [page=20]. Like your blog have 1435 Posts it's under page 20 (yo said that 10 x 150 = 1500).
    But I have multiple choice questions blog where I posted about 6000 posts. So now tell me something about that. Can google automatically fetch my all web pages and index them on google.

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  21. Hi Mohammad,

    Thanks for this helpful information, I enable search lables on my blogger and i want to create another sitemap for lable but my sitemap not updating please guide me, Thanks again.

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  22. Thanks, this really helped me.

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