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Can I submit 3 duplicate sitemaps (image, video, content) which have same URLs to Google Webmaster Tools?

Image Sitemap 1:

<loc>http://mywebsite.com/article1</loc>
<video:video>
 ....
</video:video>

Video Sitemap 2:

<loc>http://mywebsite.com/article1</loc>    
<image:image>
....
</image:image>

Content Sitemap 3:

<loc>http://mywebsite.com/article1</loc>
<loc>http://mywebsite.com/article2</loc>
<loc>http://mywebsite.com/article3</loc>
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No, you can't submit the exact same sitemap (same syntax, same URLs), and expect Google to sort out what kinds of assets you're trying to identify.

If you submit a sitemap that you intend to be for your videos, and it doesn't have the required Video sitemap syntax, and contain the required video-specific tags, Google won't see it as a video sitemap. It's just a duplicate sitemap.

If you want the benefit of better discovery, better indexation, etc, that comes with submitting a sitemap, you have to follow the syntax exactly. Bing have stated that if the error rate on a sitemap exceeds 1%, they begin to treat it as "untrusted".

Video sitemaps: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/80472?hl=en

Image sitemaps: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/178636?hl=en

  • Hello, it is my mistake. I edited my post. I mean I use different syntax (video, image, content), just use same URL. It is allow by Google ? – Jacqueline Gonzalez Nov 27 '14 at 3:32

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