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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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Are Wordpress Category Pages Causing SEO Issues?

We've got a very large Wordpress site with many tags/categories, which means many indexable archive pages such as /culture/ and /sports/ and often posts are cross posted across tags, so they appear on ...
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Is this a valid sitemap formal (XSL) for Google Search Console?

I'm using Joomla's JLSitemap extenion with XSL enabled in settings. This is what's generated: https://lenkraddesign.eu/sitemap.xml I tried submitting that to Google 3 times now. Last time on 2nd June, ...
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Does my website need a sitemap for SEO if links are not visible

I have a modern SPA programmed with Vue. There are links on the website that are not linked to by any page stemming from the home page. They are there for SEO landing page purposes. Do I need to write ...
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How Do I Get Google To Uncrawl Malware Pages? Do I Still Have Malware?

My WordPress website was hacked. I had built a drupal website on the same server without security and they took out all the websites on my server. I found out all this happened when google ads pulled ...
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If my multilingual pages are already being indexed, do I still need a XML sitemap?

I just started taking care of a Wordpress site that uses the Gtranslate (https://gtranslate.io/) plugin for translations and AIOSEO for META tags, sitemaps, etc. For those who don't know, the way ...
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Sitemap Successfully Crawled and Discovered all 90K pages, yet Google Search results empty [duplicate]

I have my website running on Spring Boot and have created sitemap.xml for google indexing. When logged into the google console I could see all 90K pages are discovered and success as the status. It is ...
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How can I generate static site files from existing CMS-driven dynamic site?

I administer a number of established Textpattern CMS websites and I am investigating the feasibility of generating a static site from the dynamically-created URLs. The CMS-driven website runs on MySQL ...
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How much can sitemaps be nested inside sitemaps? [duplicate]

Take Grammarly, for example: https://www.grammarly.com/sitemap.xml A smaller website would just have that sitemap.xml list all the actual URLs, but Grammarly has that sitemap list two (sub) sitemaps. ...
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Google Search Console displays message "Page is not indexed: Page with redirect" but the URL it is showing is not completely mine

Google Search Console is showing me the URL: https://example.com/unique-ways-to-hang-your-curtains//1000 there is an addition of /1000. My actual URL is: https://example.com/unique-ways-to-hang-your-...
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Google search console doesn't seem to be correctly scraping my sitemap index

I've created a sitemap index that programmatically generates paginated site maps based on the dynamic content on my site. Google search console has succesfully detected and validated that sitemap when ...
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Google discovers my URL in sitemap-image.xml not sitemap.xml

Looking at GSC, many URLs on my site are listed as "URL is on Google" and "Page is indexed." However, traffic has TANKED and I just noticed that the URLs that are not doing well ...
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Should I index user-generated content (UGC) products on my website or not? Should I add them to the sitemap?

We are a marketplace and our users introduce their products on our website through seller panels. In other words, these contents are user-generated content (UGC). Considering that the introduced ...
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Is it OK to dynamically generate sitemaps upon request?

So I am building a custom website that will support multiple languages through different domains, I.E. example.com, example.nl, etc. Now I am having trouble with how I should generate the sitemap for ...
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How to make and submit a sitemap for a multilingual (translated) website (subdomains)?

I run a website that's been translated over Weglot to 5 languages, and now I have 5 different subdomains for https://www.example.eu/, like https://it.example.eu/, etc. First, I was worried will Google ...
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Edit sitemap in google search console

i have put the sitemap URL into the google seach console, however the sitemap that the website generates is really bad (full of sites that are only visible after signing in as an admin) and I can not ...
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Multiple Images in the Article, but Only 1 Image Is Showing in the SITEMAP

there are multiple images in my posts but the sitemap is showing only 1 image, will it affect the indexing of my image in Google? We use rank math plugin for sitemap. How can I fix this
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URL Structure Without WWW

I've recently generated a sitemap.xml for my website to help with its visibility on search engines. With this in mind, I have a specific concern about the structure of the URLs listed within the ...
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Sitemap indexing

I recently started working for e-commerce website and I noticed their website was missing a Sitemap. They sell more than 10 million titles and google indexed only 200 pages when I checked in google ...
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Shoud a sitemap include favicon.ico and robots.txt?

Should a sitemap include favicon.ico and robots.txt? They are in mine (and do exist) and I'm worried removing them will cause some problem.
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How to let site:example.com show results?

I set up a website example.com several months ago but it does not show up in site:example.com, so I submitted it in Google search console. After several days, I saw there were some pages indexed in ...
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I have added this in my Bloggerspot blog's robot txt file, is it in the correct format?

User-agent:* Disallow: Allow:/ Sitemap:https://example.com/?m=1
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Why is my WordPress website not getting indexed on Google Search Console despite using Yoast SEO and manually creating a sitemap and robots.txt?

I have added my website in my Google Search Console but it's not getting indexed. It's a WordPress website and I'm using Yoast SEO but since it didn't work out. I had to create Sitemap manually and ...
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Sitemapindex containing nearly identical sitemaps? - is that a problem

I am currently in the process of migrating content from one domain to another domain, In this case I have some difficulty on how I should map the sitemap. I currently have a sitemapindex file, which ...
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How to place subdomain in the sitemap

A site made this sitemap for me: <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http:/...
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Do names of sitemaps linked within the main sitemap matter?

I am mantaining a Wordpress site developed with a third party theme that has a custom post type called "team-members". We are using that post type to add info about the guests featured in ...
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How to Make Dynamic Website SEO Friendly?

The content of every page on my website is generated after user input, which in turn modifies the URLs. However, upon accessing the website, only a basic landing page is displayed, and all the ...
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How to solve a Sitemap error: Submitted Sitemap Under Folder

I have submitted a sitemap that is under a folder of root domain. Example: https://www.example.com/sitemap_in/sitemap.xml And now it is showing me error in GSC. Showing me status "Couldn't Fetch&...
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Google Search Console detects issue with noindex pages excluded from sitemap, why? How to resolve?

Google emails me this: Message type: [WNC-10030322] Search Console Page indexing issues detected in [DOMAIN] To the owner of [DOMAIN]: Search Console has identified that your site is affected by 1 ...
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Can a sitemap contain URLs that have noindex meta tag?

I have a quite complex logic based on several fields to decide whether one of my URLs should set the noindex meta tag or not. Moving that logic to the sitemap generation could over-complicate my code. ...
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SEO: Sitemap & Multilingual website with different content

I introduced English language on my website and it's ranking super bad, not sure why so trying to find a reason. The content comes through /en/ prefix in URL and 90% is different from main language, ...
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How to have 1 billion URLs in sitemap for Google?

Google sitemaps can contain max 50k URLs, and you are allowed to have max 500 sitemap index files, leading me to believe you can have at most 25 million URLs in sitemap files. What if you have more ...
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I have All in one SEO plugin, how can I remove my sitemap.xml.gz?

My website currently facing 2 sitemaps, one is sitemap.xml and the other is sitemap.xml.gz. I want to remove sitemap.xml.gz from my website. How can I do that with my "All in one SEO plugin"?...
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Does pinging a sitemap under a certain path affect crawling of parent directories/sitemaps?

I couldn't find much information about this topic in the official docs, but under Google's best practices: "You can host your sitemaps anywhere on your site, but a sitemap affects only ...
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How to fix an XML sitemap that Google says doesn't properly declare the namespace?

I am getting error on Google search console for XML Sitemap. Sitemap.XML <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9&...
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Page is in sitemap but google says "No referring sitemaps detected"

On this website that I'm managing, there is an inexplicable error that is effecting SERPs and rankings. Specifically, this page /botox-nyc/ is showing as indexed in GSC However, when expanding the ...
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If .htaccess redirects domainroot to a localized start page, should the domain root (which should be canonical) be in the sitemap.xml?

When you host a webpage, e.g., https://mydomain.example and .htaccess already takes care of the rewrite from www to without www and from http to https and it is also rewriting with RewriteRule ^$ ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 and its structure <?xml ...
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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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