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There are no SEO benefits to serving a compressed XML sitemap over serving one that is not compressed. The advantage of compression is simply to save bandwidth and the time it takes to download. (If your sitemap is huge.) Note that the limits for the size of the sitemap are the uncompressed size (ie. 50MB uncompressed for Google).


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I originally read you question as the number of indexed pages from your sitemap is 1500 and that you are worried. Then I thought about it. Perhaps there are things you need to know. If your site is new, then it will take quite a while for a new site to be indexed. I am not sure how old your site is, but it can take as much as a year for some sites to sink ...


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Try to make text more english, especially the text in the title tag, and in Webmaster tools, select the website domain, then the gear icon, then "site settings" then for crawl rate select "Limit Google's maximum crawl rate" and select the right-most point on the slider that appears so that Google can scan your site faster. Just make sure you don't have ...


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As Closetnoc mentioned in his comment, GZ is just a compressed version of your text sitemap. So my answer to your question Should I include just the .gz file in the robots.txt or both? There is no point in submitting both sitemap.xml as well as sitemap.xml.gz. Most of the search engine bots can read the compressed content. So if you are submitting ...


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Yes you can includes images from different domains (such as when using CDNs) if both domains are verified in your Search Console (formally Web-master tools) account, or you include an entry for the xml sitemap file in the other domains robots.txt. More info on Image sitemaps This is similar to including entries for URLs that reside on a different domain, ...


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Just to add to the above post, i would recommend signing up for Bing webmaster tools http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster as well 1) Verify your website in both Google and bing webmaster tools. In yoast there is an option for adding the bing and google verification codes;) 2) Add your sitemap.xml to your website settings within bing and google webmaster ...


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In your last example, I'm not sure this will create a benefit in your sitemap: <xhtml:link rel="alternate" hreflang="x-default" href="https://www.domain.com/what-we-do" /> This is because I don't think "x-default" is a standard language. And besides, you provided the default URL here: <loc>https://www.domain.com/what-we-do</loc> It ...


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You're better off creating a multilingual sitemap, just to avoid any source of confusion. The format you have shown is correct. In fact, you could even drop the hreflang declarations in your page sections and just use the declaration within the sitemap. The Official Webmaster Tools blog explains the advantages of using the multilingual sitemaps ...


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Yes this is normal for a site of your size. Google throttles the indexing of pages to prevent the manipulation of their search results. As your site becomes more seasoned (domain age, external links, spider visits. etc) more of your pages will show in their index. If you are properly using the sitemap and internally linking your pages together via site wide, ...


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Answer is Off. a 301 means "Moved Permanently". When crawlers and modern browsers come across any URL that returns a 301 status code, it then replaces the current URL with the new URL as defined in the "Location" HTTP header and that new URL will then be the effective URL. You will notice the URL automatically change in your web browser when you come across ...



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