New answers tagged


It is recommended to keep a sitemap.xml up-to-date and free of errors*. If you merge the content of and into you probably (ideally) redirect them both to Other URLs that have been removed may serve an HTTP status 404 (not foud) or ...


So long as the entries in the sitemap point to the correct URLs and Google knows to access the sitemap file and is doing so, you're fine. The name of that file is not relevant to the SEO. In other words, my sitemap could be*ckyougoogle.xml and neither the spider nor the algorithm would care.

Top 50 recent answers are included