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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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Are alternate links included in the 50,000 URL limit for sitemaps?

I see the number 50,000 referenced by Google and Schema.org as the limit for the number of URLs that a sitemap can contain, however, it is unclear to me if that means <loc> elements specifically,...
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How can I increased my site traffic [duplicate]

My website releated to entertainment and movies trailer and review based site, my site viewers list actually very low, I have set keywords which is found from google keywords planner. And created ...
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When will my new sitemap be indexed by Google?

I generated a new sitemap for my (WordPress) website with the Yoast SEO plugin. However, Google shows the old sitemap in search results, so how long do I need to wait to see the new sitemap indexed?
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SEO consequences for category pages 404-ing

Question, is it ok for one of the pages levels to 404? (SEO-wise) Let's say I have a sitemap like this: example.com --/services --/foo --/bar --/sectors --/my-sector --/another-sector --/...
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How do I get google to show my page's structure in its results? [duplicate]

I know that for some pages Google lists the results as can be seen in the following screenshot: As you can see, main navigation pages (About, Constructed, Contact etc.) are shown in an indented and ...
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Is It Acceptable To Regularly Ping Google With Sitemap Regardless of Change?

I have a complex site that has a variety of content that changes irregularly. Due to the complexity of the site, knowing when the site has changed (and therefore when a sitemap needs to be regenerated)...
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How to create a sitemap for parent and separate folder structured websites?

We are looking at creating a parent and subsite folder structure, and we are not sure how to best create a sitemap for these separate installations that all sit under a main site name. Eg: Parent:...
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Image Sitemap & Duplicate Content

I made an Image sitemap with Udinra All Image Sitemap plugin: As you see, there are a lot of fields in the right side that have page URLs, And I already have them in my main sitemap. Does this count ...
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How do I add a subdomain's sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools?

How do I add subdomain's sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools? I have not added them in yet as it takes ages for Google to get around to crawling it and I would like to add the sitemaps as soon as ...
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Google video bot and video sitemap

I'm looking to understand a sitemap created a long time ago. Is there a good reason to exclude Google's video crawler in robots.txt when you have a video site map? Update: sorry just to be clear I ...
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Google Search Console only showing one page in index status, while many pages indexed in sitemap

I am using Google webmaster tools for my site. I recently have changed address. Now, I wonder why the number of indexed pages in Crawl -> Sitemaps and Google Index -> Index Status are different?
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Which sitemap is better for SEO on a multilangual site?

Hy, I have a site with three languages: example.com/hu example.com/en example.com/de I've read that I can add alternate languages in one sitemap for each pages like that: <url> <loc&...
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How to deal with two Sitemaps with two different installations?

I have a website that runs an onlineshop (the software is Shopware) at example.com. The blog is maintained with WordPress and is reachable at example.com/blog. I have a robots.txt that lists the ...
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Changing large (1 million+ links) sitemap after URL path change

I have a large site that has a sitemap of over a million links, most of which had already been indexed by google. We changed the URL path for most urls such that it went from site.com/old_path/page ...
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Google sitemap hasn't been indexed after a few months

A few months ago I created a WordPress blog, installed the SEO by Yoast plugin, and submitted a sitemap to Google's Webmaster Tools. However, my sitemap hasn't been indexed. I've sent an e-mail to ...
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How to add sitemap to my Blogspot blog? [closed]

I added a lot of pages in my blog. I need to track the blog traffic. If anyone know about adding sitemap to my blog, please send step by step tutorial for this process.
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Should I use HTTPS in sitemap URLs for SEO?

Google states that they prefer HTTPS in canonical URLs: Google prefers HTTPS pages over equivalent HTTP pages as canonical (ref) What about the pages in sitemap.xml? Does it help SEO to use HTTPS ...
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YoastSEO: sitemap last modified date does not update

I've been updating some content on our product categories like descriptions, headers, titles and yoast seo settings, but I noticed that in our xml sitemap the last modified date doesn't update. Do I ...
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Indexing different subdomains on a sitemap [duplicate]

I'm building a sitemap for a page available in different languages, however the URL construction was done with subdomains and not folders. I'd like to know if it's possible to indicate a different ...
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Multiple Websites with Multiple Sitemaps under single IIS Endpoint

We have multiple websites with different domains under single IIS endpoint. Each website has its own sitemap - sitemap1.xml and sitemap2.xml. Can we implement rewrite rules so that www.example1.com/...
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Historic sitemap contains <mobile:mobile/> - is an additional sitemap without it required?

We are reviewing an old sitemap which requires a refresh, and it contains the mobile tag for each URL (the site is dynamically served). Do we have to generate and upload an additional sitemap which ...
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Do I need to update the Last-modified HTTP header of my sitemap index?

I have a sitemap index pointing to about 8 sitemaps. The sitemaps get updated regularly, but my script only overwrites the sitemap index if the sitemap URLs change, and so the index's Last-modified ...
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Is it an SEO problem to link to short URLs that redirect to canonical URLs but put the canonical URLs in the sitemap?

I have a URL that I have added to my sitemap that reflects a health-tip entity http://www.example.com/health-tips/232344/this-is-perfect-for-your-health where 232344 is the id of the entity. ...
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Previously submitted my sitemap but now I changed most of my pages URLs, what should i do?

I had previously submitted my websites sitemap to google search console. It submitted all my pages and indexed most of them. However, recently I have changed most of my pages URLs due to SEO. Since I ...
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Sitemap time stamps = negative SEO impact?

Recently experienced a 50% drop in traffic and one of the only things I changed is the sitemaps.xml We have 9 sitemaps with 50k URL each, I added the following formatting <URL>http://url.com&...
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Indexing status from webmasters vs site:domainname.com method?

I went to google and typed in the search box site:example.com and I found out that there are 96 pages results on my website name. Below is the screenshot of it And I have submitted sitemaps using ...
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Two sitemap.xml with wordpress in subfolder

I have a site at example.com which also hosts a wordpress blog at example.com/blog/ I am generating a sitemap.xml at my main site which also includes urls from my wordpress blog. What is the proper ...
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Google isn't crawling all Sitemap URLs [duplicate]

Googlebot isn't indexing our Sitemap http://i.stack.imgur.com/WkB1J.png There are 63 links in the Sitemap only two are indexed I've tried sending some link to the index by "fetch as Google" with no ...
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Is it bad practice to have “parent” sitemap name inconsistent with “child” sitemaps?

My client is using the Fitpro Theme for WordPress which comes with predefined post types i.e fitness_class. However he wanted it changed to "classes" for the permalink and seo reasons. So I made the ...
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Include “www” in sitemap URL in robots.txt when site redirects to no-www?

Website is redirected to remove the www so www.example.com is redirecting to example.com. Question is do I need to include the www in the sitemap for the robots.txt?
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I have two websites , one has over 8000 pages indexed the other has less than hundred,why is this happening? [closed]

Both sites were created with the same platform and have similar layout , their age is only a few days apart but one site is having problem getting indexed above 120pages out of the 18000+. I have ...
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Google search console reports URLs blocked by robots.txt even though they shouldn't be

Recently I sent a sitemap to Google Search Console and I got some warnings saying that some urls are blocked by the robots.txt. I checked it and there is no single line that blocks the corresponding ...
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Allowing Google to index images on s3

We host our sites' static content on S3. We also have a very open robots.txt; User-agent: * Allow: * This is because in Webmaster tools I get thousands of warnings Sitemap contains urls which are ...
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Ask Google to refresh URLs in sitemap

I submitted an updated sitemap via Google Webmaster and I want Google to rescan URLs in it, as some of them are not yet found in Custom Search. I found an instruction for for CSE https://support....
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How important is it to include <lastmod> in a sitemap?

In a sitemap, is it important to include information about when the url was last changed in a <lastmod> tag? How does not including a <lastmod> tag in a sitemap affect how my site is ...
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How soon Google is supposed to include new pages to search

I'm using Google CSE on my site. As soon as new entity is published, it's immediately added to sitemap.xml rendering script too. How soon after Googlebot fetches new sitemap new entities should be ...
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Sitemap.xml on separate server (can't use robots.txt)

We have several domains managed by the same code base. They share content and assets between each other but are separate entities online. I have started generating sitemaps for these sites and ...
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Is sitemap in sitemap_index getting indexed by Google webmaster?

it sounds a silly question, but I actually could not find a reference to it. I have created a sitemap_index with about 100-ish sitemaps. No errors. I submitted only the sitemap_index to Google ...
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Which is faster for sitemap submission: ping or submit via search console?

Previously I asked a question about marking sitemap warnings as fixed here: Resetting sitemap warnings in Webmaster Tools I look in my account today and find such warnings and errors are always ...
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Sitemap compressed is in unsupported format but valid if uncompressed

I've build a sitemap_index pointing to different sitemaps "sitemap1.xml" If they are uncompressed, they are successfully validated and accepted (Google Webmaster). However, when compressed, they are ...
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Ping Sitemap or Individual URL

On self hosted wordpress blogs when you update a post it automatically pings services such as pingomatic etc. This sends the URL of the updated post and not the xml sitemap. What's more beneficial? I ...
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Submitting a URL to Google using PHP/cUrl

I've been successfully submitting xml sitemaps to Google using cURL. The URL is http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap= The problem is that XML sitemaps take several days to be ...
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Internal links to pages vs. sitemap.xml links to pages

I have a page that is not linked to from anywhere, but it is listed in sitemap.xml. It will be crawled and display in the SERP. Would it be preferable, from a SEO perspective, to have the page ...
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Google sitemaps: Url is not allowed at this location

Hi I have made a sitemap for my website. I went to google search console and added my sitemap.xml when I click test it displays the details and says that all 8 URL's are not allowed? what have I done ...
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Google can't crawl my rewritten URLs

I tried to submit my robots.txt and sitemap.xml for hours now - changing directories and .htacces rules like a horse. For some stupid reason Google can't crawl my pages and gives me warnings, that my ...
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How to make nginx override web app route for sitemap and robots?

I would like to make nginx serve sitemap and robots. My problem is that route http://example.com/ is handled by flask, configured to handle request with certain patterns - http://example.com/sitemap....
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Can HTML sitemaps be listed in robots.txt just like XML sitemaps?

I will have two sitemaps for my website. The first sitemap is the .xml version for the search engines. The second sitemap is a sitemap.php on my website for the users. I know I can list the sitemap....
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Forcing google to rescan sitemaps instantly

When URLs no longer exist on my site, I give a page and issue an HTTP 410 status (the GONE error). I created a script that allows my co-administrator to add and remove pictures from the site and ...
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How can I compare sitemaps between two sites (staging and production)

I have rebuilt a site for a client but want to limit the SEO fallout upon deployment of their new website. How can I compare sitemaps from both sites in an effort to make sure that the sites are ...
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Does the sitemap necessarily need to be in the root folder?

I have created a sitemap index and all the additional sitemaps that I want to upload into webmasters tools. Do I need to keep them in the root folder or can I just create a folder called "sitemaps" ...