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I have submitted a sitemap for my domain but I have a concern. I don't want my sitemap to appear in Google Search results, I only want Google to use my sitemap to index my actual site through the sitemap URLs.

I think Google should be smart enough not to do this, since a sitemap is clearly not intended for users but I can't find any confirmation of this.

Do I need to do anything extra to prevent my sitemap being indexed ?

Thanks