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Personally I think cross domain sitemap and things like that are not for you. Google allowed to add subdirectories, and you can manage it seperatly with separate dashboard. That means you can add these kind of property in search console. example.com example.com/blog/ example.com/store/ 1) Yes, you can add both main sitemap and blog sitemap in your robots....


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You should add and verify both sites in search console. On this way you would be able to add and host cross-domain sitemaps. And Google will be able to correctly associate and analyze them, independently from where are they placed in fact. Further info about cross domain sitemaps here


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I've never liked the idea of updating <lastmod> every day as itt's not just wrong, it's misleading search engines. In a post over on SO, Google's Gary Illyes wrote: The lastmod tag is optional in sitmaps and in most of the cases it's ignored by search engines, because webmasters are doing a horrible job keeping it accurate. I've generally ...


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Simple answer. Your sitemap should reflect the structure you want and not the structure you do not want. It should only contain your new URLs. As well, while the advice fro MOZ sounds good, if Google has all of your pages indexed, it does not care about links. It cares about URLs. Not URLs from links, but URLs of pages. This is one of the two keys for your ...


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If the website is crawled and indexed properly then you dont need to worry about sitemap. It important only when you have large number of pages. However to expedite the process you go to webmaster > Crawl > Fetch as Google - enter the url of your sitemap, usually it is sitemap.xml. Hit the fetch button to see if everything is ok and click on submit to ...


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If your pages are being indexed properly, that is all you need. Google uses the sitemap primarily to audit if they can properly crawl your site and not as a source of URLs TO crawl your site. Sitemaps are only necessary when a site is extremely large or has content behind a paywall or login. Otherwise, Google will largely ignore the sitemap. There is ...


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Sign in to Google Webmaster Tools. Click on the blog title for which you want to add sitemap. Click on Sitemaps button. At the top right corner of the page, press Add/Test sitemap button. Once you click the button, a small box will appear. Add the below code in the text field. atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500 This is the ...


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The first aspect, sitemaps, which was touched on in the comments, will only work with URL's in the same domain, in other words the example.com sitemap should only contain links in the form of example.com/artistid then in the artists.example.com sitemap it should contain the links for artists.example.com, now since the only content that has already been ...


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Your sitemap should include the links you want search engines to find and index. If you're providing HTTPS canonicals then this is what should be included in the sitemap. Giving a HTTP in your sitemap and a HTTPS in your canonicals & internal links could be misleading to search engines. What you shouldn't do is include both. sitemaps.org answers that ...


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I just found out that you need to update one of the products under that category for the last modified date to be updated.


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As @closetnoc said every URL in the sitemap must be under your domain otherwise anyone could claim that the Google homepage belongs to them simply by adding it to their sitemap.xml file. Source: http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html


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As Google indexed your site the indexed pages and keywords are added into the index in near real time and go live into production. The reason why the index status is pending is because the crawl and evaluation of keywords has not yet been fully completed. For a new site this can take up to two weeks at times though frequently it is faster than that.


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Doing a 301 redirect won't work unfortunately. What you can do though is specify a sitemap index in your main domain and have all your sitemaps added to that index with the fully qualified S3 paths and that will be quuite acceptable according to the standard. Have done this a few times in the past with no issues where exceptionally large sitemaps where ...


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The one unfortunate rule with sitemaps is that they are for one site only. In otherwords, you cannot reference more than one domain name. In your example, you are referring to example.com, fr.example.com, es.example.com, etc. This will not work. Sorry. Instead, you simply have to create a sitemap per domain and sub-domain, register the sub-domain with ...


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Warnings in the Google search console stay there even after the issue has been resolved. As for the fastest way to report the update to Google it doesn't matter whether you use the ping URL or resubmit the whole sitemap as functionally they work the same in that they extract the URL's and add them to the queue to be re-indexed when they can be. In the case ...



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