I have my Blog, on which we write some article related to Technology. As SEO is important for every Website and Blog so, we started using “Yoast” Search Engine Optimizer for my Blog. After installation of Yoast, the Google Sitemap stopped working and started giving below error:
“your sitemap appears to be an html page. please use a supported sitemap format instead.”
Tried to fix this error for my Blog and providing solution for How to fix “your Sitemap appears to be an html page. please use a supported sitemap format instead” error?
As in Google Webmaster Tool is showing that it is Unsupported format. Your file appears to be an HTML page. This issue can cause because you may using W3 Total Cache and you may have enabled the setting to hide the sitemap from normal visitors.
So, to solve the problem login to your WordPress Site, Go to >> Yoast Plugin >> XML Sitemaps >> Disable XML sitemap functionality and Save the Settings.
Again Enable the Settings and Save it.
Then login to Google Webmaster Tool and Resubmit the XML Sitemap. It will be submitted sucessfully.