If you have pages that have the Page Visibility set to 'Private' or 'Offline' these will not be indexed or included in your sitemap file.
Google Search Console add URL prefix
Log into your Google Account and select Google Search Console panel
If you don't already have a Google Account you will need to create and enable Google Search Console.
Use this link https://search.google.com/search-console/about
Add your domain name starting with 'https://www…' and 'CONTINUE'
Scroll down to the 'Other verification methods' panel and select HTML tag
Tap the icon to open the panel
Select and Copy all the code in this field.
Return to Format Account
From left sidebar tap 'Settings'
Scroll down to 'Custom <head> Include'
Read warning and tap 'Continue Anyway' button
Paste the copied code into the text area.
Verify with Google Search Console
Return to the Google Search Console browser window.
Tap 'GO TO PROPERTY'.
Google Search Console Dashboard Overview
After verifying, your Google Search Console Dashboard is likely to appear empty because no data has yet been processed.
Tap 'LEARN MORE' to find out what you can achieve with Google Search Consoles extensive tools and reporting.
Access Sitemaps panel
Use the 'hamburger' menu icon (top-left) to activate the Site Menu
Scroll down and select 'Sitemaps'
Check your SEO Sitemap
From the left Sidebar, tap 'Settings'
Tap 'SEO' tab
Scroll down to bottom area showing SEO Sitemap
Check the base URL shown is the same as you added previously to Google Search Console. It should show 'sitemap.xml' at the end.
'Copy URL' (or just remember you only need 'sitemap.xml'
Add a new sitemap
Return to Google Search Console the 'Sitemaps' panel
Add 'sitemap.xml' to complete the URL (this should look exactly the same as the 'SEO Sitemap' link in your Format Dashboard)
Tap 'LEARN MORE' for more information from Google on sitemaps.
Sitemap submitted successfully
You will receive a notification that the sitemap has been submitted and will be processed periodically for changes.
If you add or remove pages in the future, Google will check with the sitemap file and update its' search index.
Learn more about how sitemaps work here.
You do not need to do anything further.
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