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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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Should I be putting paywalled URLs in a sitemap?

I have a subscription site, with a paywall on about 1/3 of content, and a login wall on about 1/3 of the content. I am looking for best practices on whether or not to include these URLs to Google ...
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How to create a custom sitemap of multiple subdomains?

how can I achieve a certain well structured layout in the Google search results as presented below? I am working with multiple Wordpress instances on several sub domains (not a multisite). Google does ...
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Cross-domain sitemap submission

I am verified owner of 10 different domains in Google Search Console. I am hosting sitemaps for all 10 websites under one of these 10 domains. Based on the Official Docs, this should not be a problem, ...
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How to submit a new sitemap to GSC with API

I would like to programmatically submit new sitemaps to Google Search Console. I found that it can be done with Google Search Console API. However, in this docs they say that request require ...
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Google Search Console not recognising sitemap or crawling the site [duplicate]

I am having trouble getting Google to find my sitemaps, which is a problem because it can't seem to crawl the site properly either (A SPA built with Angular). We have thousands of products listed but ...
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Setting up sitemaps of multisite network in google search console

I have a multisite network and each site has its own sitemap. e.g. the main site's sitemap is at main-site.com/sitemap-index.html and the subdomain's sitemap is main-site.com/site1/sitemap-index.html ...
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Sitemap parsing error

I've upload a sitemap file to google search console recently, but they tell that it could be read but has errors with namespace and namespace prefixes. This is my sitemap (https://bizibuz.com/sitemap....
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Is it true that Google won't index my site if I do not use a FQDN?

I have personal blog, and in one week my site is still not indexed in Google Search. I have submitted to Google Analytics and Google Search Console and it's still not indexed. Then I read in their ...
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Why my sitemap.xml isn't recognized by the Google Search Console?

I have generated this sitemap.xml file : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi=...
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Can I ping Google with a sitemap from another domain

I already know that a Sitemap.xml file can be hosted on a different website and point to it via the robots.txt file like so In awesomewebsite.example/robots.txt Sitemap: https://sitemaphost.example/...
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How do I debug "Couln't fetch" in the sitemap page of Google Search Console?

I read a lot of questions related to this problem, but it seems nothing applies to this case. From the Google Search Console, the sitemap for a Wordpress website using Yoast is reported as "...
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Submitting Sitemap URL Variations for GoogleSearchConsole?

I understand that in order to index and rank on Google you are required to submit Sitemaps to GoogleSearchConsole. However I can't seem to find any information on whether you need to add different ...
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Sitemap.xml for multi language pages without canonicalized

I have a case of an old site that is causing me problems. It's an old wordpress site, which has several pages, with an option to change languages. But, the system makes that for each page, it keeps ...
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fixing Search Console index problems after submitting no subdomain or extension in canonical URLs and sitemap

I prefer clean URLs... so my internal links lack the .html or .php extension, and I'm omitting the www. subdomain. The links are resolved by .htaccess rules, and the browser shows example.com/my-page. ...
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Manage sitemaps for multiple sites in Google Search Console

We are dynamically generating sitemap.xml files and hosting them on content delivery network (CDN) which is not on our primary web site domain. Primary website: https://bla.example/sitemap-index.xml &...
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sitemap.txt stops being indexed at 999 lines in Google Search Console

This is a weird behaviour of the sitemap upload tool in Google Search Console. Uploading a sitemap with anything past 1000 lines doesn't get indexed. The "Discovered URLs" stops at 999. I ...
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All posts went to “Indexed, but not submitted in sitemap”

I have potentially a sitemap issue on my website. In GSC, all my pages went from ‘submitted and indexed’ to ‘indexed, but not in sitemap’ overnight. If I do a live test of any page, it says ‘Sitemap: ...
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All-In-One-SEO plugin sitemap is blank

recently I was working on a project and needed to upload the sitemap to Google search console, I am using All-in-One-SEO plugin for generating sitemap and SEO of this site. However when I go to the ...
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Google Search Console Indexed, not submitted in sitemap [duplicate]

I've attempted to index my new site but on the Coverage section for the URL inspection, I get the following issue> Indexed, not submitted in sitemap I'm not sure if it's due to the Sitemaps being ...
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Facebook Page URL Showing up in Sitemap (WordPress) [closed]

Using SEO Framework, Beaver Builder. Sitemap is adding my business facebook page. I want to remove it from the sitemap to get rid of the Google sitemap error. My sitemap https://whitesandsnaples.com/...
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Lighthouse SEO score does not improve when sitemap.xml is expanded

I am currently working on improving my sites SEO score by identifying to Google which pages are canonical, and based on my research and feedback the best and easiest way is to expand our sitemap.xml ...
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Should I have separate sitemaps for each brand/client under the same domain?

I have a multi-client website, each brand/client name is under the same domain, for example: example.com/nike, example.com/addidas, and so on... Should I have a separate sitemap for each brand/client ...
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URL is not on Google This page is not in the index, but not because of an error. See the details below to learn why it wasn't indexed. SOS [duplicate]

Fixed Sitemap Used Yoast Plugin, All in One SEO, Rank Math SEO But Google Search Console shows URL is not indexed. And when requested for indexing it shows couldn't fetch error. It shows: URL will be ...
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Date in Sitemap invalid but the date is correct, maybe too old?

I have a sitemap where a lastmod date is 1969-08-26, the format is correct: https://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime , however Google says that it is incorrect. Is there a min value for a date? I can not ...
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hreflang sitemap with multiple language-region

i have 2 sitemaps only usage for template purpose, and use 2 sub-directory English(also other lang) and China with same contain. en-sitemap with 15urls (EN sub-directory), the contain like follow: ...
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Can hreflang in XML sitemaps include country as well as language?

We have a multicountry and multilanguage website. Different countries have multiple available languages. We have different version of each page for country and language. From Google documentation I ...
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How to make my webSite indexed by Google Search [duplicate]

I have been trying to make my website indexed by google. I tried every solution on the internet, and passed more than 1 week and Google haven't indexed it yet. I don't know what I can do. What I did: ...
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Sitemap in robots.txt is not appearing in Google Search Console, no URLs detected in sitemap [duplicate]

At the bottom of robots.txt I have Sitemap: https://domain2.com/sitemap.xml. In the Google Search Console for my property at domain1 I see a false HTML sitemap with errors, no trace of my actual ...
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Google crawler doesn't index multilingual pages

I need a help with sitemaps and multilingualism. I have a web store the operates on three markets (German, Austrian and Slovenian) and the languages available are English, German and Slovenian. I ...
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sitemap.xml not rendered as XML document in browser

I have created an simple sitemap.xml where I followed all the information I found in https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/sitemaps/build-sitemap#xml Unfortunately, whenever I open the ...
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Why all URLs of my website has been excluded? [duplicate]

I've submitted my new site a week ago on google search console, but now I see that all of my URLs are excluded and the status is Crawled - Currently not indexed. Why this is happening and how to fix ...
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How to remove submitted URL from Google Search Console?

I am working on an e-commerce website (similar to ebay) with a lot of categories. Being a new e-commerce a lot of categories are empty (have no products). Initially, I made a sitemap containing a link ...
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For a single page app, What is the proper way to offer large sitemap.xml files to webcrawlers?

I am building a single page app (SPA) with Angular. The data to be displayed inside the app is fetched from the backend using REST calls. It concerns a social media website which means it will have a ...
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What happens when you submit a sitemap to google for a website that is not up yet?

I'm building an angular web application that is able to periodically autogenerate sitemaps. Once it is done autogenerating all the sitemaps it automatically informs google of the location of the ...
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Does a sitemap for a blog/posts list simply contain all paths of the blog?

I have a blog, and I am trying to index the blog posts in a manner quite like SO does. Would this sitemap.xml file act as basically a list and contain all of my blog URLs, or would I have to do ...
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Question regarding Sitemap value in a robots.txt file, and the lines of a txt sitemap

I have two related questions. To start, in a robots.txt file can you just put the following for sitemap: Sitemap: www.example.com Or do you have to have: Sitemap: http://www.example.com or Sitemap: ...
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CDN Relative Path Appearing as Canonical URL (Rank Math SEO)

I have 1300+ pages that have 'non-canonical pages in sitemap' issue based on Ahrefs. All of the canonical URLs are DNS URL like this. I would like to set the canonical URL to be the same as the URL's ...
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Google Search Console rejects sitemap as "invalid path" when it is hosted on a backend server from another domain

I have a site where I create new URLs based on new questions asked. I am trying to add the new URLs created to sitemap.txt and submit them to Google Search Console. I am generating new URLs and new ...
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Why is google search console misreading my URLs and sitemap.xml?

I have a very stranget issue on my site with Google Search Console. I've added my sitemap here: https://formulastocks.com/sitemap.xml which links to 2 other site maps: https://formulastocks.com/...
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Sitemap for multilingual e-commerce site with multiple markets

I have an e-commerce site which have multiple languages and markets, using the following URL structure: site.com/{market}/{language}/some/page, e.g. site.com/eu/sv/some/page. Currently, the users can ...
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Why did Google Search Console only discover one URL in my sitemap?

I have a website and I changed the system from my previous web, but still with the same domain (eg: example.com). The web upgrade is complete and I want to have search engines index all page URLs on ...
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Sitemap can be read, but has errors: Unsupported file format [duplicate]

Google Search Console is showing the following error: Sitemap can be read, but has errors Unsupported file format I tried validating the sitemap here, and it shows me the following error: Incorrect ...
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Do I still need to ping Google after changing a sitemap nowadays?

Months ago I've implemented SEO in a website and it was recommended that every time that the sitemaps changed I should ping this URL http://www.google.com/ping?sitemap=http://mywebsite.com/sitemap.xml....
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Does submitting sitemap.xml once change the way the site's new pages will be crawled/discovered in the future?

My static site doesn't generate sitemap.xml automatically. Hundreds of pages have been modified recently (meta description, etc.). I would like Google to recrawl the whole website. Submitting the URLs ...
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Should include very similar pages in sitemap.xml?

I would like to know if it's a good practice for SEO to include very similar pages in the sitemap.xml file. Context: I have a real estate website, with listed projects (buildings), and each project ...
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When generating my sitemap, can I use shorter URLs that redirect rather than performing database lookups for full URLs?

The site I'm working on is a webshop type of site, and it can have any amount of products in it's database which are all categorized somehow and their categories can change, so based on a product's ...
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Sitemap(XML) can be accessed by url but cannot be fetched (http 404)by google search console

I deployed a website on github pages. I've added a sitemap file to my repository with the name sitemap.xml. I am able to access it by going to https://sitemaptest.github.io/sitemap.xml however, when ...
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How to make a sitemap with Laravel

I am making a sitemap for a site made with Laravel and do not know if I am going the right way. I read an article from Google (https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/sitemaps/build-sitemap#...
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Shall I submit sitemap containing all the bad (now 404) urls after the spam url hack?

Earlier this month, one of my sites got hacked and an attacker created near 1 million spam URLs. The site has been fixed relatively fast, however, after one month Google SERP still shows near 500000 ...
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What generates the preview data for Google search engine?

Well when I search our website through Google site:allsports.app. I notice first that it correctly limited itself to what is (was) defined in the sitemap. I also notice that for most pages it does not ...
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