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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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Sitemaps - one per subdomain or one for the base domain?

I have more than 5 subdomains on a project, say developer, www, staff and some more, what is the best practice in creating sitemaps? All subdomains that share a same sitemap at base domain (example....
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Main Website with Sub Directory = 2 Robots & Sitemaps respectively?

I have a website example.com and a subdirectory with example.com/blog/. (I can consider it as two websites) The main website example.com is the service based and it is not a WordPress site. So, I ...
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google says Indexed, not submitted in sitemap but it is not indexed [duplicate]

Search Console of google shows my url is "indexed but not submitted in sitemap". I have tested for https://www.dreamboxgate.net/forum/dream502062/ which is in sitemap but Google says its not and not ...
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How to create Sub Domain Sitemaps

I've a website www.example.com and subdomains aaa.example.com, bbb.example.com. I've URLs: www.example.com/category1 www.example.com/category2 aaa.example.com/aaa-category1 All domain and ...
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Why did Yoast put a no-index tag in my XML sitemap?

I recently removed an SEO plugin from my WP site and replaced it with Yoast. I made some other changes to the site as well, adding no-index to my category pages. I just tried inspecting the new ...
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Separate sitemap for subdomain? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a main website, www.example.com, and we have recently launched a new product in a subdomain, newproduct.example.com. Would it be better to create a separate sitemap in the subdomain (...
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Google reports no discovered URLs in my sitemap and thousands of errors

My question is related to my previous question How to remove indexed pages from google effectively where I was advised to create XML sitemap and submit it to google. The advice looked solid so I ...
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Sitemap “Couldn't fetch” in Google Search Console

I've submitted a sitemap to my website and Google Search Console status is "Couldn't fetch". I've had my xml verified by XML Validation, and my xml is also publicly available to be viewed. Google's ...
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Forward slash on URLs in the Sitemap file?

At the following page: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=183668#2 the URLs given in the Sitemap example don't have a forward slash at the end. But I think I heard ...
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Can I delete sitemap.xml from my website, Will it have a negative impact?

For some reasons, I want to delete the sitemap.xml from my website. Will it have a negative impact in Google SEO ranking ?
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Why is the sitemap validator returning an error for the “lastmod” tag?

The sitemap of my company's brand's website seems to be fine when I look at it at first glance. I don't particularly see any errors as such. However, SEMrush, the SEO tool, reports that our sitemap is ...
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How to fix html sitemap error on Google search console

I have a problem with my sitemap, all my submitted URLs does not contain a "noindex" Tag, but google keeps saying that we are in 2019 the last crawl for my sitemap was in 2018! how to fix that and re-...
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Hosting sitemap files on a subdomain [duplicate]

I have a website lets say xyz.com for which i have the sitemap index at xyz.com/sitemap.xml Within the sitemap index file there are multiple sitemap links which are hosted on a subdomain of xyz.com ...
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Show categories both on homepage and on categories page?

I'm creating a "directory" website that has many pages, each belongs to a category and a sub-category. I have category pages that will list all the pages that belong to the categories. Example: ...
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What I need to pay attention to when generating a XML sitemap file [closed]

I want to generate an XML sitemap for my website. After a lot of searches I found that the XML file has a lot of tags like loc, lastmod, changefreq, priority etc. And there's an images sitemap.xml, ...
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When submitting a cross-domain sitemap, does robots.txt need to list individual XML file, or just the index?

I am trying to move a bunch of sitemap files out of my website into a separate site that just has static assets, however I am struggling to understand the cross-site submissions mentioned on sitemaps....
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Google Search Console Sitemap Can't Fetch

I'm trying to get my wife's site to show up when searching google but I'm having some issues. Her site is a Squarespace site, which creates the Sitemap automagically. I've submitted this through the ...
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Google search console says XML sitemap “can't fetch”, yet sitemap passes test and is visible in browser

I've submitted a couple of sitemaps in search console but they are stuck on the 'cant fetch' status and have been for weeks now. If I go to the URL I can see the sitemap OK and if I go to the old ...
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A sitemap index needs to be in the website root, but do the referenced sub-sitemaps also need to be in the root?

My Website have to split on three Sections , Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 .Now build Three articles which explain how install Virtual Box on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 , therefore ...
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Sitemap confusion on Google Console: One website accessible by two URLs

I am a novice when it comes to websites, the language and technical side. Excuse if this sounds elementary. If you have one website accessible by two URLs, do I need to add a sitemap for each one? ...
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Google SEO / Search - Returning Sub Categories with Search ? SiteMap ? XML ? Yoast? [duplicate]

What is the correct way to get Google to display a search result like (syncfusion) shown below ? Is there a sitemap layout ? XML pattern one should use ? Secondly.. if you use Wordpress + Yoast SEO (...
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Yoast SEO plugin creates XML Sitemap with http. Is this correct for a https site?

I have recently upgraded my Wordpress site to https and i have noticed that the Yoast SEO plugin generates sitemaps that have URLS defined as http. Is this incorrect for a https site and if so is ...
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Can a sitemap index contain other sitemap indexes?

I have a bi-lingual website with a sitemap index for each language that links to several different sitemaps (one for videos, one for static content, and one for articles). I would like to introduce ...
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Should mobile sitemaps point to canonical urls

I've recently developed a mobile-friendly version of an old site. The old site still does really well in the SERPs for key terms, so I don't want to redirect everyone (yet). But I do want to give ...
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Master Sitemap holding child sitemaps on different domain

I have a master sitemap, index.xml on https://www.example.com/index.xml This XML contain childmaps pointing to a subdomain URL of mine like below: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <...
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Sitemap in different domain and robots.txt crawling

I have the following subdomains: www.example.com api.example.com The subdomain api.example.com is supposed to be invisible to Google. Its robots.txt had a Disallow / directive. But I don't want any ...
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Google sitemap HrefLang tag without the main site url

We have websites with multilingual content. e.g. http://www.example.com/about-us/ http://www.example.com/en-HK/about-us/ http://www.example.com/en-GB/about-us/ http://www.example.com/zn-...
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On-page Markup and Sitemap Multi-language

I have: example.com/en/product-a-en example.com/es/product-a-es example.com/ru/product-a-ru If i use this: On-page Markup Use the lang attribute in the HTML tag: <html lang="en"> Use ...
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Do I Need to add Separate Sitemaps and Properties in Google Search Console for http:// and https:// [duplicate]

When using Google Search console do I need to add the 4 separate properties for my site with the new Google Search console? In online video tutorials it shows people adding the different http:// and ...
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Google SearchConsole can't see my sitemap

I have created an xml sitemap. I have used Google SearchConsole to send it in, but the SearchConsole status says it can not be fetched. I cannot see why. Anyone who can spot the error, or have some ...
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How to deal with great number of URLs that will not be in anchor and should be known only for friendly crawlers?

I have a hypothetical page, that contains pages like: example.com/see/cat example.com/see/mouse example.com/see/<basically anything> I can have thousands of such pages. The number of pages ...
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GSC Sitemap Coverage questions

I recently noticed that my sitemap listed the urls in my site beginning with http:// although the canonical tags of the page are https://, so I resubmitted my sitemap with the correct urls. I am not ...
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How can I tell which URLs in my sitemap Google Search Console is complaining about?

I've seen many people complaining about this error, but they all seem to know what the URL is. For example, one reporter said that Google was complaining about URLs which weren't in their sitemap at ...
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How to tell bots to forget a website and reindex it from scratch

I was wondering if there was anything I could add to robots.txt or sitemap to tell bots to completely forget everything they know about a website and index it from scratch? Context: After replacing a ...
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How to structure a multilingual site? [duplicate]

On my Drupal 8 site, I activated the French and English language. See the 3 available URLs for languages : https://www.example.com (in french) https://www.example.com/en (in english) https://www....
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Need I submit sitemap to Google Search Console (Webmaster Tools)?

I have uploaded my sitemap to the server root folder. Do I need to submit it to Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools)?
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How do I get a list of all the URLs from multiple sitemaps which are listed using an index sitemap?

I have a gz index sitemap file that lists 4 different sitemaps that each are 50mb big. What I want to do is I want to get all the URLs in those 4 sitemap files. I tried to use https://robhammond....
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Is URL required when making an Image Sitemap

The reason I ask, is I am making a script that searches a folder for images, so I don't necessarily know where they are used or the exact page. Example from google <?xml version="1.0" encoding="...
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How to fix 404 error caused by WordPress attachment URLs? Using Yoast causes 404 errors

Right now I am using Yoast for SEO. I found 3000+ URLs indexed in Google Search Console, while I have just 100+ posts. By adding other stuff like tags and categories there should be around 300+ URLs. ...
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Is a different sitemap per language OK? How do I tell Google about them?

The website is very, very large and I have created: sitemap_fr.xml sitemap_en.xml sitemap_es.xml Is this solution OK? If so, do I have to insert a tag to inform Google about the different sitemaps?...
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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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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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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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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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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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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....