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Add 301 redirects from your old URLs to your new ones. (and google's index will update itself)


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In a sitemap, this <mobile:mobile/> tag is required and only needed for an URL that serves content especially designed and optimized for feature phones (source). Therefore, you only need to use it in that case and you shouldn't declare the same URLs without this tag in a new sitemap.


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Google will crawl your sitemap anyway but will use the Modified Since header info to update the cached version of the page


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Your question, as found in the title, is a bit confusing. I am not entirely sure you are trying to modify HTTP headers or just the Last Modified date in your sitemap. You should update the Last Modified date in the sitemap when ever your other sitemaps are updated. While no-one can say if search engines check this date of just check the header date, I ...


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I'd suggest updating the links in your website to the absolute URL and avoid redirections (unless of course you have valuable links pointing to the URL ending with the ID) This is an unnecessary redirection and should better be avoided.


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Follow this process step by step. 1] Make list of all the pages that you have changed recently. Submit this pages in the webmaster tool for removal from Google search. Login Webmaster > Google Index > Remove URLs > Temporarily hide > Submit all the urls one by one. 2] Add 301 redirect to all the pages. Once done wait for the day to see the result. First ...



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