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Added new sitemap to Google Search Console no update?

     
12:43 pm on Oct 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hi so I re-submitted the sitemap.xml file to Google Search Console's sitemap submission page.

However the number of the "Web Pages Submitted" didn't change. Does it take a few hours to update this number? Please advise. Thanks!
4:55 pm on Oct 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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“Web Pages Submitted” doesn’t mean pages on the most recently submitted sitemap. It means What It Says On The Box: pages submitted, individually, by name.

<boilerplate>
With or without a sitemap, they will find your pages. If site navigation is so obscure that even Google can't find everything without a map, then humans won’t be able to find their way around either.
</boilerplate>
6:54 pm on Oct 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hmm I submitted the index file not the actual sitemap.xml file. Would submitting the actual stemap file work?
7:08 pm on Oct 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Oh yes and...
Does it take a few hours to update this number?
Most things on GSC take a few days (not hours) to update.
4:50 am on Oct 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Quick question should i submit the actual sitemap.xml file location or the sitemapindex.xml? I have 2 split sitemap files.
5:09 am on Oct 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Submit the actual sitemaps. The index helps bots to find sitemaps that are not individually listed in the robots.txt file.
3:22 pm on Oct 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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not2easy thanks! Yes I had to submit the actual sitemaps to get the figures updated instantly after submission to GSC.