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Sitemaps have very little effect on SEO. See The Sitemap Paradox. Deleting your old sitemaps shouldn't be an issue. Google will continue to crawl and index the URLs they contain even when the sitemaps are no longer there. In fact, getting Google to forget about URLs is pretty much impossible. If you have new sitemap files that list the URLs you ...


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Google will automatically crawl links as it finds them unless it runs into a link labeled as "nofollow" or a page with a robots tag containing "nofollow" in it. If you plan to make a webpage on your site as a sitemap page, then try to make it user friendly by giving some sort of description of what each set of target URLs are about. To make google ...


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There is an alternative method which is to use a RSS feed where you would push your new post/articles/Urls when they are ready. You would need to submit your RSS feed to PubSubHubBub. Google would come and visit it frequently to check whether you have published updated or new content. My question is can I follow the procedure of weekly generating and ...


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It's a good practice to update the sitemap every time your site receives a new page. This can be easily done automatically in PHP, Google supports up to 50,000 urls within one site map and then your need to split into multiples with a limit of 50,000 each. If your finding the process is slowing down the server then its time to upgrade hosting or change the ...


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This is happening because you are using an invalid namespace, the article your followed is outdated and should of never be used. Follow the W3C XML schema recommendation to get rid of these errors removed. More explained about the namespace location. SOURCE XML Schema instance namespace See the XML Schema Recommendation for an ...


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If you have the word sitemap some where, such as in the URL, heading of the page and links pointing to it, I think Google's pretty smart to figure out that its your sitemap for users. Also if you were spamming with a page full of links, they would generally be external. However to make your sitemap actually usable for users, if you have thousands of ...


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Yeah. That is the wrong approach. Just replace your sitemap. Keep life Simple! Honest and legitimate bots won't fully spider your site just because you updated or replaced your sitemap. They are smarter than that. The decision to visit a page for a search engine is based on metrics in their database and not an updated sitemap. I update my sitemap often. ...


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But going to the Google index->Index status menu it shows 0 page indexed. What is the difference between the sitemap menu and the index status menu? The index status menu lags behind the sitemap menu (about a week, sometimes more), but ultimately, they converge to the same value. If you are in a hurry, then compute the sum from the sitemap menu to have ...


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Google get tons of request to index many of pages in search result, so simply they ignore many of request, even with high quality of pages that have no reputation. Many of webpages does not have sitemap, but they are indexed on Google search result, just because of do-follow backlinks. For example developer.android.com. there is no any sitemap on root ...



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