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Are you saying you want a title for your sitemap? Is this because you found it in Google? Sitemaps are files that contain structured data that help search engines find your pages. Nothing more. They are not intended to be content, found by users, searched for, etc. In short, they are not designed to have a title. You are worrying about something that is ...
You shouldn't exclude the file from crawling with robots.txt - in this case Google will not be able to read it. What you should do, is to de-index it. If you run Apache, add to your htaccess following rule: <FilesMatch "robots.txt|sitemap.xml"> Header set X-Robots-Tag "noindex" </FilesMatch> This rule add noindex to your sitemap and robots ...
No, web crawlers will not read or obey a robots.txt file in a subdirectory. As described on the quasi-official robotstxt.org site: Where to put it The short answer: in the top-level directory of your web server. or on Google's help pages (emphasis mine): A robots.txt file is a file at the root of your site that indicates those parts of your ...
Your robots.txt should be in the root directory and should not have any other name. According to the standard specification: This file must be accessible via HTTP on the local URL "/robots.txt".
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