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Nested indexing This Sitemap Index is referenced by another Sitemap Index. #70
I use this gem on my site to create sitemap files for search engine.
I see README providing example:
But Sitemap errors - Webmaster Tools Help also answer for "Incorrect Sitemap index format: Nested Sitemap indexes" needing to remove entries pointing other Sitemap index files.
I find the sitemap1.xml having the Sitemap indexes entry line.
That's the first report I've had that this is not a good practice. So I would consider turning it off by default if that is in fact the case. You can turn it off with:
Can you try that and then confirm that after that change Google reports no sitemap errors?
No it will still include the root URL, but not the sitemap index URL.