We know how indexing works.
Google crawls and indexes pages on your website, and those indexed pages are eligible to show on Google as organic search results. Website owners can create and submit a file called a “sitemap” to Google that communicates information about the pages on your site. This can make the indexing process easier for Google. It’s a great idea to create, edit, and submit your sitemap via Google Search Console.
But what can you do after you’ve done that and Google says all your pages are indexed, but are *not* submitted in the sitemap? Assuming you have submitted your file correctly (and it’s a good idea to read the previously linked blog to make sure you have), it poses a very mysterious and frustrating dilemma. What does it mean? Can you even fix it? Keep reading if you would like to learn more about what happened when we faced this exact issue on the Root and Branch site.
Disclaimer: The following solution worked in our case. However, that does not mean it will work in every case.