How do I fix Sitemap Error 404?

ForumCategory: SEO - On-Page & Off-PageHow do I fix Sitemap Error 404?
Mohammad Athar Staff asked 3 years ago
I have a question about sitemaps. We have switched from static sitemaps to programmatic ones. The old (static) sitemaps were removed from GSC, robots.txt and the sitemap links return 404. The new sitemaps were submitted everywhere and fetched properly. Yet Google keeps on crawling the old sitemaps and the number of errors in GSC keeps growing. How can I make google drop the old (removed) sitemaps and crawl the new ones? How do I fix Sitemap Error 404?
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Best Answer
Poonam answered 3 years ago
301 redirect old sitemap link to new sitemaps
Fajal Shah answered 3 years ago
410 status that sitemap. The 410 status tells Google to immediately deindex. It's a good trick for when stuff gets stuck in their cache and or you want things gone right away.