I am using wordpress along with Google (XML) Sitemap Generator Plugin, and have got a question about sitemap priorities.

By default, The plugin gives higher priority to category, tag and archive pages. Even the author of this plugin himself does so, I don't know why. Aren't articles more important?

Here is the author's sitemap, you can see that it gives only 0.1 priority to articles.


  • Voting to close. Ask the author. There's no answer here other than "that's the decision he made." (Though I also disagree with it.)
    – Su'
    Sep 20, 2011 at 14:39
  • You should be going through the plugin and setting the priority and crawl rate yourself anyhow!
    – SEOThomas
    Oct 4, 2011 at 16:16

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There's no good reason for doing that, although to be honest priority is hardly used and has no effect on ranking, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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