Say I have an articles section. It can be filtered by tag
(/articles/tag/detectives), by author
(/articles/author-url) and also through regular pagination, with the recent first
In addition to the main articles to which they point, Which of these filtered listings URLs should I include in my sitemap?
On one hand I have read that any url that I'd like appearing in search results should be included in the sitemap. I would like both tag and author listing pages to come up in search results if possible.
On the other hand, I have read on SO that it might be preferable to just put the main detail pages in the sitemap and to omit the listing pages. Quote:
"Maybe then I'd omit the listing pages altogether. Doesn't sound like they have any real content on them and it could detract from the details pages - which is presumably where you actually want your users to go"
Can anybody more experienced than myself provide clarification or guidance on this? Any official sources would be appreciated.