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It seems these days that a sitemap in the root named sitemap.xml will get picked up by dang near anyone in time. It all depends on how much control you want. If you do not want just anyone reading your sitemap including scrapper bots, then name it something unique and submit it to Google, Bing, and who ever else you want. Do not put it in your robots.txt ...


Yes, it's correct to target the countries in the sitemap.xml and point them to the regional url. And yes, you can use the same URL for multiple locations. You might want to simplify it here though, and use /us/ for "en" (all English variations that aren't otherwise specified) and /uk/ for "en-gb" (just English in Great Britain). If possible, use the ...

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