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Questions tagged [sitemap]

A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users.

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Should we Put Coupon Pages into sitemap because they do have a faster expiry rate?

Is it a good practice to keep coupons/ voucher pages into a sitemap. because they do have a faster expiry rate. Case: We are updating our sitemap once in 24 hours so, will it be a good practice to ...
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What criteria should be used for priority & change frequency in an XML sitemap?

On what criteria we can define the priority and change frequency in the sitemap. Example if the website is a coupon/service website. The Home Page must be priority 1 Updated Daily Category Pages ...
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How many times we should update a sitemap in a day? [on hold]

How many times we should update a sitemap in a day.
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Can i put pagination URL on sitemap? [duplicate]

I read here https://blog.spotibo.com/sitemap-guide/ on the section "Which URLs should be put in a sitemap" that i should exclude Paginated Pages, i seached it on google and i did'nt found a person ...
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What sitemap format should be used for a video platform site like YouTube?

What sitemap format should be used for a video platform site like YouTube? I want to submit our video site's sitemap to Google search.
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Can we safely add pages that Google has already indexed to our XML sitemap?

Most of my website pages are indexed in Google. But in my website's XML sitemap we have fewer pages than the number indexed. Can we add all those indexed pages in my sitemap.xml file? It hurt ...
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How to get Google to crawl our product pages as soon as they are updated for in-stock or out-of-stock?

We have an automobile website where we have different cars and bike models. We have product pages for every car/bike. Each page has the products price, Offers, reviews , news, images and videos. ...
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Should I serve a customized sitemap to Baidu that only contains URLs with Chinese content?

I'm working on a multilingual website which has Chinese as one of the supported languages. I have a sitemap that includes links to all the pages on the website. Should I serve to the Baidu bot a ...
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What URL can I submit as a sitemap for a Blogger blog to Google Search Console?

In many of the articles, I found that I can submit sitemap of my blogger blog by inputting atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500 as my sitemap URL. But when I did this, I got a ...
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How can I upload a sitemap to my Google Sites site with a custom URL?

I created a site for an e-portfolio using the new Google Sites. Google sites automatically generates a sitemap for you at sites.google.com/yoursite/system/feeds/sitemap, which can then be submitted ...
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Why Google deindexed all images on my website? [duplicate]

Lately i have been looking google deindexing images on my website and everytime it is shown on graph on Webmaster Tools. Now from about 7000 Submited images through the sitemap only 6 of them is still ...
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Difference between sitemap urls number and Search Console urls number

My sitemap is 4000 urls but Google Search Console shows 9603 sent web pages, why? Should I be concerned about it?
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SEO Multilingual Sitemap structure

I have noticed in a few articles that xml sitemaps for Multilingual websites are setup like this... http://example.com/sitemap_fr.xml http://example.com/sitemap_en.xml http://example.com/sitemap_es....
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Google Search Console reports more pages from the sitemap are indexed than the overall count. A site: search gives yet a third number

When i checked in Google Search Console in Google Index -> Index Status that time only 36 URL Indexed. But When i check in Crawl Section --> Sitemaps that time 616 webpages submitted and 249 ...
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Manual Sitemap or Yoast Sitemap [closed]

I am in real confusion regarding sitemaps. I know what a sitemap is but the question here is: First option: Use a XML Sitemap generator create one Upload it to my public HTML directory in my ...
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Submitting sitemap to Baidu [duplicate]

I've created a Baidu account to submit my sitemap.xml file to Baidu Search Console. I've also verified my phone number & email address. But when I try to submit my sitemap, they want the name as ...
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should I submit the same sitemap for all the search console accounts?

I'm gonna have 4 properties in my search console for my website as below: http://example.com/ http://www.example.com/ https://example.com/ https://www.example.com/ The main URl is: https://example....
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Soft 404 Question: Will It Impact Site Ranking If 404 Status Code is Sent on URL That Exist on Sitemap?

I have a site that have pages for certain category based on region. For example: /services/region1 /services/region2 and so on The content of these pages are user generated. So naturally some pages ...
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Ampersand (&) in actual URL and sitemap

I have a sitemap (which is submitted to Google for indexing) in which I am adding URLs which have an ampersand (&) in it. Since in sitemap & has to be escaped I replaced & with & ...
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Sitemap generation strategy for massive dynamic website

I need to put in place a system that will generate sitemap files (https://www.sitemaps.org) for a huge website with content changing dynamically. These are example figures, but I'm thinking of ...
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When should I update lastmod value in the sitemap?

I have a website like Stackoverflow. I'm creating a sitemap for it. I want to know, what timestamp should be as the value of last-modified for a page? (a question and all its answers) All I'm trying ...
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What is the recommended way to make inline SVG images indexable?

On pages that have many SVG images, it would be desirable to inline all the svg images since this will reduce the number of HTTP requests and significantly reduce the size of all SVGs combined because ...
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Page Rank: Is it okay for /general-content/ to also have all the content that is on /general-content/specific-content/?

I'm building some pages with before-and-after photo galleries on them, and I'm trying to figure out the best site structure that would yield the highest ranked pages. There is a page called /before-...
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Precautions while reorganizing sitemaps

I am reorganizing my sitemaps. I am breaking some large sitemaps into smaller ones, merging some and so on. More importantly I am renaming all the sitemaps (I am assigning meaningful suffixes ...
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Google does not accept sitemap with error “Main tag: url, tag: link”

In my Google console, I am getting 1 error and can not understand the given error. All sitemap validators say it is correct but Google does not accept this sitemap. I edit it for this error and ...
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Resubmitted sitemap after 404 error correction. Is delay normal for re-crawl?

I submitted a sitemap of about 500 urls. Due to an unexpected server downtime, the pages had returned 404 errors during crawl. (The errors were reported in search console.) Now the server is up again ...
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Is it ok to delete sitemaps after search console has processed

I have submitted around 10 sitemaps in search console. Each sitemap pertains to a different section of the site covering over 100 urls each. The reason for so many sitemaps is just easy administration ...
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Prevent Indexing of Images from my website but hosted on S3 / Cloudinary

I understand that as a website/domain owner (eg: example.com), we can prevent images from our website from being indexed by Google (GoogleBot / GoogleBot-Image). We could add a meta tag to the whole ...
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SEO impact of adding a list of our clients' websites at end of site map page?

We're a design company. I wonder if adding a list of client websites we have completed as a section after our site map webpage (rather than XML file) will hurt our SEO? (or even help our SEO?) They ...
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Does the file name of my XML sitemap matter? An SEO tool complains when it is not in the default location [duplicate]

I have added a Yoast sitemap which has the default URL example.com/sitemap_index.xml/ I use rtye to monitor different aspects of SEO which Yoast referred me to. This tells me that a critical error is ...
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Warning after submitting sitemap to Google: “We found that some URLs redirect to other locations”

I noticed that I have three warnings when I submitted my Sitemap. They all say this: When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We ...
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Google image sitemap : maximum length [duplicate]

I read that you could put 50k urls in a sitemap. Problem : in an image sitemap, you got the page url, and a url for each image provided. Does the limit apply to the number of pages, of images, or the ...
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What's the difference between Google's “submit URL” tool and just having a URL on your submitted xml sitemap?

I've used Google's "submit URL" feature in hopes of getting certain URLs indexed (or updated in the index), but I'm curious if submitting the URLs you want to be indexed via the xml sitemap is ...
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shop sitemap with each product on its own subdomains

My client has a shop and he want's me to create sitemap with products. The problem is that each product has its own subdomain. Every products uses the same layout as homepage and non-subdomain pages. ...
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Google Web Master Tools not Indexing Sitemap Properly [duplicate]

My Search Console shows 221 submitted pages and 65 indexed from my sitemap.xml file on my website, lit.life. You can try it yourself. Search on Google "site:lit.life" and see that maybe 15 pages are ...
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Should .webp images get included in my image sitemap XML when the same images are also available in more widely supported image formats?

I have an image sitemap xml. This points to my .jpg, .png etc images. However, Google has a new format .webp. Since not all browsers support this format yet I have to keep both the .webp image as well ...
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URL not crawled to Google webmaster [duplicate]

This is the website sitemap url - https://www.geeks.sydney/sitemap.xml. I have submitted this url to Google search console/webmaster about 6-8 months ago. Still now I can see that, 171 url are indexed ...
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How to notify Google of a new page appeared of the site

I have a blog website coded by me (not Wordpress or any). I'd like to automatically notify Google (and other search engines like Bing, Yahoo...) each time I add a new post. From my prospective I see ...
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How to create sitemaps with only non-www URLs in MediaWiki website?

I usually prefer the non-www URL for my website (http://example.com, not http://www.example.com). While submitting the site to Google one needs to set a preferred domain by choosing either the www or ...
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Google search console error: “Your Sitemap or Sitemap index file doesn't properly declare the namespace” when using HTTPS namespace URL [duplicate]

We migrated our site from HTTP to HTTPS. Then we verified our property in search console and submit the new sitemap with HTTPS URLs. After submission it has the error "Your Sitemap or Sitemap index ...
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After HTTPS migration can we leave the old sitemap as it is and upload the new sitemap with HTTPS URLs?

We are migrating from HTTP to HTTPS. We left our old sitemap as it is and uploaded the new sitemap with HTTPS pages with new name. I read it at Google’s Search Console Help: Move a site with URL ...
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“video markup” vs “video sitemap”

I already implemented a video sitemap, based on Google's recommendation. Now, I am reading about video markups. The only information, I got on the relationship of both approaches to each other, is: ...
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Google is indexing my pages, but removing them constantly and replacing them [duplicate]

So Google is indexing pages from my sitemap.xml file. There are pages getting indexed however, pages are also getting removed from Google. There is only 5 pages total indexed. My sitemap.xml has 190 ...
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one sitemap file to images/videos/urls/mobile

My web site is writing sitemaps dynamically when a user created a post. But I have a problem with sitemap types. I have to write separately to sitemap_image.xml,sitemap_url.xml,sitemap_video.xml files ...
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If I remove URLs from an XML sitemap will Google still index them?

How can I update sitemap file without losing the old URLs? In other words, does the Google search engine keep the old URLs indexed and add the new ones, or does it erase removed URLs?
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URL in sitemap with 404 error. Strange parameter at the end of the URL

in my sitemap generated with SEO Yoast, there are some URL in 404 error. In the image you can see a strange parameter at the end of the URL. The sitemap is "attachment-sitemap1.xml", so there are ...
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Image sitemaps still necessary in light of Google’s recent change to image search?

In light of Google’s recent update to their image search, where now searchers have the ability to “visit” page rather than “view image”, is it still valuable to submit a separate image sitemap? ...
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How to use sitemap.xml on main domain for subdomains? [duplicate]

I have website with subdomains, example: example.com, de.example.com, fr.site.com ... language support. Is it correct to use one Sitemap.xml on main domain example.com? Example sitemap.xml: http://...
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HTTP 403 error (Forbidden) URLs not accessible

I have a domain that has "fallen off a cliff" for searches in Google. Searches that used to be in position 1-4 are now gone from page 1. In reviewing Google Webmaster Tools, I am seeing two problems: ...
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How often do search bots typically visit a website?

A few weeks ago, I completed a website and submitted its Sitemap to Google. To date, I have had no real problems, with most of the URLs now successfully indexed. When a search engine returns for ...