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I think what you mean to say is a sitemap index file and individual sitemap files instead of main and child sitemap. The details are here: http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html#index Submitting just the sitemap index file to GWT is sufficient if all the URLs listed in that file refer to every valid sitemap file you want to submit. Keep in mind that Google ...


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That looks like a fairly standard (WordPress) robots.txt file, so it shouldn't really be blocking anything of significance, regardless of where it is actually located (although that would be useful to know). the fetch test for individual links presented no problems Assuming this is the fetch tool within Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster ...


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You're probably right that search engines could have trouble identifying the right pages if the sitemap can't be edited, so only the old URLs will be listed there, not the new ones. If you can add new pages & create redirects, then this might be your best solution: Create your new pages Redirect (301) to them from the old URLs Create a new sitemap ...


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You're thinking right. Use 301 redirects from the old pages to the new pages. I'd recommend advertising only the new URLs in your sitemap that point to actual webpages with content people can see. It is not necessary to advertise the old URLs since Google automatically follows redirects. Eventually, Google will only index the new URLs and remove the old ...


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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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