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You do not want your XML sitemap to include duplicate content. In your case, it sounds like that one product exists at multiple URLs, which is the very definition of duplicate content. So, what I'd say is that you want to have the page mywebsite.com/product1 (the canonical version of the URL) in your XML sitemap, then keep the others out of your XML sitemap. ...


Sitemap index files can contain references to actual sitemap files, and each of those sitemap files then contain references to URLs that you want search engines to index. When you submit a sitemap index file to Google, it actually process all sitemap files that are connected to it, but you may have to wait up to a few hours to notice some action in ...

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