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Surely you can. make a Google query info:www.your-site.com/your-page.html - if the page URL is indexed, it will appear in index and you will see it, if not - not.


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The number inside the priority tags is supposed to represent the relative priority of each URL you’ve listed, so therefore it only goes from 0.0 to 1.0, with 1.0 being the most important. But, you have a paradox there. If something is not so important, it can't affect ranking.


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sitemapindex won't be accessible for the search crawler and should be moved to public folder Yes, that is correct, the XML sitemap won't be crawlable unless moved to the /public/ folder. Alternatively, you could add an exception for your sitemap: Allow: /sitemapindex.xml



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