Two wordpress with two sitemaps under same domain name

by Gaunter'oDimm   Last Updated August 02, 2019 09:04 AM - source

I have two wordpress installations under one domain name, as this:

www.exampleWP1.com
www.exampleWP1.com/exampleWP2/

I have both of them created in Search Console as independant properties, in Tag Manager each with it's own tag and container, etc.

Just recently I noticed when I add sitemaps in the ExampleWP2 Search Console, it automatically adds the same sitemaps it in the ExampleWP1 Search Console aswell. I don't understand how or why, are the properties linked somehow??

I tested deleting all sitemaps, adding them again, and still happens.

I think I could try deleting all sitemaps from Search Console on both properties and keep them in each site's robots.txt, is that a viable option?

Also, both accounts are linked by the same company email... is it possible for that to be the cause?

Please someone advise, thank you.



Answers 1


Google does only see one website ExampleWP1.com with a subdirectory ExampleWP1.com/ExampleWP2

So it's quite fair it believes ExampleWP1.com is the root of this unique website where the sitemap should be found.

For a better control on your different websites, you should consider using an other domain name such as ExampleWP2.com or even a subdomain would be enough ExampleWP2.ExampleWP1.com

gael
gael
August 02, 2019 08:35 AM

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