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

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Google crawlbot parses & on sitemap.xml wrong

I have a sitemap.xml file with entries of the form: <url> <loc>https://www.example.com/?page=x&amp;item=5</loc> <changefreq>weekly</changefreq> </url> ...
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Should I include a trailing slash for my <xhtml:link rel=“alternate” href=“URL” hreflang=“en-US”/> URLs?

I'm implementing hreflang on my web app. Google does not mention anything on https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/189077?hl=en But they use it (trailing slashes) on their own Sitemap. https:...
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Handling “rel hreflang” for specific languages in countries “en-US” and generic languages ex: “en”

If I have 3 english versions of my website: / FOR USA /au FOR AUSTRALIA /gb FOR United Kingdom I would add them to my Sitemap using rel hreflang to serve those 3 countries: Sitemap....
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Handling international SEO indexing for “country-specific” and “language-specific” URLs on the same website?

I'm developing an international website and this is my current situation. My home URL is country-specific, i.e: every country has specific content that differs from the others. / USA /au ...
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Google Search Console not finding all Sitemaps within Sitemap Index. How to fix? [duplicate]

I created a valid Sitemap Index (/sitemap-dec2019/sitemap_index.xml) for a site as follows: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/...
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My XML sitemap contains spam content, while the HTML sitemap is not. What can I do?

My website just recovered from an attack. I find out that my XML sitemap still contains spam contents: <url> <loc>http://xn--qucu-hr5aza.com/7pwclknq****hux0rx.so</loc> <lastmod&...
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Where do I place sitemap for fourth level domain?

Where should I place sitemap.xml file in case of fourth level domain (e.g. en.subdomain.example.com)? From sitemaps.org: All URLs listed in the Sitemap must reside on the same host as the ...
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Googlebot keeps indexing old pages

Recently, I moved all pages from subdomain.domain.com/<lang>/ to <lang>.subdomain.domain.com and submitted new sitemap.xml in Google Search console inteface. From the server logs, I see ...
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Google is not indexing an original post, but indexing pagination page and facebook post [duplicate]

I built https://talksub.com/, and I am having trouble with SEO for individual posts. I implemented JSON-LD and have all necessary meta tags like (title, description, canonical url, og, twitter ...) ...
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Is it possible to create txt sitemaps index file?

I am creating sitemaps using Google Search Console and we are exploring an option of creating txt sitemaps. There are many sitemaps so using a sitemaps index file is basically a requirement but I ...
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Search Console URL Inspection shows “URL is not on Google” even though I can find it through Google search

I am using Google Search Console's URL Inspection Tool but I am not exactly sure how it works. I have submitted a sitemap to Google Search Console and the link shows up in google search but when I ...
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How to check if sitemap index has been successfully submitted and can be properly read

Recently, I have submitted a sitemap index with a slew of xml files and URL links. I see that the sitemap index has been successfully submitted and I understand that the discovered URLs is possible ...
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Your Sitemap or Sitemap index file does not properly declare the namespace!

This is my sitemap, it starts like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/...
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Is there an SEO or pagerank benefit in grouping (rel=“alternate”) multi-language websites (using multiple domains) together?

I'm building this website that will be multi-region / multi-language. And for that, Google suggests the following: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192?hl=en Since, my domain will ...
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In 2020, is there an established approach to describe an international site using XML sitemaps?

I've been writing XML Sitemaps for a decade, but I've never before needed to write an XML Sitemap for an international site. It occurs to me that there are three clear approaches (and there may be ...
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Google indexed my sitemap successfully but showing 0 URLs discovered. How do I fix that?

About two weeks ago, I submitted my sitemap in webmaster of my site https://example.com. It's successfully index, but there's not any single URL discovered. It shows 0 there now. Three weeks have ...
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Google Sitemap tree results showing up as 0

I've made a Google Sitemap Tree, ie linking child xml files to the main xml. However, Google Search Console shows that 0 pages are discovered for the parent sitemap xml. Is Google Search Console not ...
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Google does not show all our posts in search results [duplicate]

We have issue with google search console for web site> https://bit.ly/38Xhm97 Our site is written in 2 "languages", Latin and Cyrillic. Sometimes we have problem that our cyrillic posts das not show ...
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How to efficiently update the sitemap without losing previous indexes?

I have a sitemap uploaded for my web application. The webmasters has indexed 10% of all the URLs in sitemap so far and marked the remaining as excluded(discovered not indexed). I have made some ...
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Google Search Console is not fetching the sitemap correctly?

Search Console is not fetching the sitemap when it is named as “Sitemap.xml”, after we renamed it as “Sitemapnew.xml” sitemap is submitted successfully?? 4,630 URL”S were discovering even after we ...
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Google Search Console Adding Sitemap “Couldn't fetch” and “Sitemap could not be read” txt file

I made a fairly simple .txt file I am getting the following errors I find it very odd. The 2.txt is just the .txt with fewer than 50,000 results. Somehow it seems like Google can read the longer .txt ...
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Changed URL for a page that was indexed by Googlebot. Will redirect 301 from the old URL to the new one. But what to do with my Sitemap?

I'm planning to change a url for one of my site's page. Example: From: https://www.example.com/old-post-slug To: https://www.example.com/new-post-slug The fact is that Google has already ...
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I am not able to generate .XML sitemap through xml-sitemaps.com

I want to generate an XML sitemap for my website. Since my website's CMS is custom PHP and the blog's CMS is Wordpress. Here is my website provided below: Website: https://www.unifiedinfotech.net/ ...
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Google Search console and IDN website sitemap

I have a validated IDN website in the Google Search Console and I'm trying to add it's sitemap. The problem is that the sitemap is constantly in the Couldn't fetch state. I've read in various sources ...
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Should I create a sitemap for only a few images?

Most of the images on my website are found and indexed correctly by search engines. However, some of the images are in tags that aren't indexed by Google. If I create a sitemap for only these types ...
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Google shows “General HTP error” fetching sitemap and no pages indexed from my site

I am working on a project that just rebranded. Using Google Search Console I am getting some weird errors. Despite my sitemap_index.xml and robot.txt working properly, google cannot seem to fetch it ...
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Add URL to sitemap to be available in the future

I generate automatically the sitemap.xml on publish of content on my website, however some of the content will be publish starting from an specific date and time. Is there any tag that I can add to a ...
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Is there a default sitemap filepath? If not, why not?

For example, the Robots Exclusion Protocol specifies /robots.txt as the filepath. Does the sitemap protocol specify, eg, /sitemap.xml as the default filepath? If not, why not? For my personal ...
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Google says my sitemap index was “processed successfully”, yet “total discovered URLs” is 0

I submitted a new version of the sitemap index for my site in Google Search Console two days ago. Soon after submission, GSC started saying that the index was "processed successfully", and yet has ...
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How to create a sitemap for my sub-sites that duplicate pages from my main site?

I have a website containing around 8000 vacancies (and growing each day): https://www.example.com , this website consists (at the moment) out of 3 languages, www.example.com/nl-be/, www.example.com/fr-...
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In a sitemap, should I update the lastmod tag of a url based on the text content or html content? [duplicate]

Imagine I have this blogging / ecommerce website with 1000 posts / products. And I've built a sitemap for it, which is dynamically generated. Basically it's a list with a bunch of <url> and <...
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If I make changes in the template I use for a product page, do I need to update all <lastmod> tags for all product pages in my sitemap.xml?

I'm currently building a sitemap for my web app. Note: my app is a single page app built with React and Firebase. Basically I wan to index blogPost and product pages. So I intend to generate my ...
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Create a sitemap of the directory tree of website from a link

After trying all the online services I haven't been able to create a sitemap of the following link (for which http://amd.cdn.example.com/adultswim/episodes//us_geo/ should be the starting point) http:...
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Would Google accept a text sitemap if the URL had a .php extension?

Google accepts a sitemap as .txt file with a list of URLs separated each by a newline. Would Google also allow the same text file format with a .php? Ie.mysitemap.php instead of mysitemap.txt?
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Can alternate URLs for hreflinks be in different XML sitemap files when using <xml:link rel=“alternate”

Regarding the XML sitemaps (that use alternative languages), in this page it is specified the following: Common Mistakes Here are the most common mistakes with hreflang usage: Missing ...
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Google Search Console is making up URLs which don't exist in my Sitemap and then complains that these pages have error

I am working on an e-commerce website. I used to have a sitemap with category Ids, something like: <url> <loc>https://my-domain.com/home/browse/2/45/139</loc> <changefreq&...
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Google Search Console reports it is not crawling the hompage but it shows up in a site: search

I recently retouched a corporate site for a client. They also have an ecommerce version of their site at another URL. I've submitted the sitemap and did a manual re-crawl request for the homepage of ...
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Change image names or create an image sitemap? Or both?

The environment is a classifieds site, where there's products with their description, title and photos and, except for images, all data is stored in a MySQL database. Although there's friendly titles ...
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Using prerender.io for SEO on my AngularJS app - Dynamic and static web pages

I have a website that was built with AngularJS. I want the website to be crawled by search engines (with the dynamic content). I've tried to use Google services to do the crawl (from a sitemap.xml ...
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Why the new Google Search Console does not read my sitemap?

I have the following problem: I cannot submit any sitemap recently to Google Search Console. Let me give you an example: https://ru.azrhymes.com/static/sitemaps/ru/sitemap-main-1.xml. (validator says ...
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How should be sitemap strucuture for QnA website like Quora and stackoverflow?

We have a Question and Answer section on our website and want to create sitemap for that. What should be sitemap format for that. Basically there are types of pages: 1) Question listing page - Where ...
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How many links per page maximum can we have in an HTML sitemap?

In the XML sitemap, there is a limit of 50,000 per XML sitemap. Is there a limit of links to be present on the HTML based sitemap? If I have more than 100k pages or posts, Should I used them as ...
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Sitemap best practice for multilingual website - Should I list my urls in each language or is the use of rel=“alternate” + hreflang enough?

I'm working on the sitemaps of a multilingual website and I have a doubt regarding the best practice for referencing each language version of a page. For a bit of background, the website references ...
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Dynamic Pages & SEO Friendly URL in sitemap

I have a website built with C# that has some dynamic pages. And I've recently added some code to allow using SEO friendly URLs. (if you know C#, I'm using Context.RewritePath(....) to do it) For ...
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Effect of Submitted URLs being blocked by robots

I've got an alert on my site for pages being blocked by Robots, and am in the process of fixing it. But I'm curious what the ranking effect is, if there is one at all? And if there is an effect, does ...
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all my website links is lables as Indexed, not submitted in sitemap in google search console [duplicate]

I have a weird problem with my WordPress website and I am using Yoast plugin with my SEO .. after submitting my sitemap inside my google search console and the status of the sitemap is Success .. I ...
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How to create 32 crores pages XML sitemap for HTML website [closed]

I have created an HTML website having 32 crore pages on it. this is a flight booking website. Now I want to create an xml sitemap for this and implement
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Mark coverage issue as resolved

After submitting my sitemap.xml url to Search Console, I'm getting emails about a "coverage issue" and that example.com/sitemap.html has a meta no-follow on it. I imagine the Wordpress plug-in I used ...
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How to test multiple Sitemap.xml file?

Is there a way to test multiple sitemap.xml file? Validation works fine, Google is accepting all sub files, but "Server response check" in Yandex is returning "Document contains no text". By the ...
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Would google index our page if we have it in sitemap but do not have any links for that on website? [duplicate]

Short Would google index my web-page if it's not on my website but it's in the sitemap? Long We have a few product price pages i.e. for product bwm-x3, following are 3 URLs: -> bmw-x3-price-in-...

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