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XML Sitemaps are files that list all the important URLs on a website so that search engine crawlers can efficiently and fully crawl a website.

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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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GSC is not reading all the sitemaps from the sitemap index file [duplicate]

We are running into some strange issues, where in we have a sitemap index file which has about 25 sub-sitemap links (all on the same domain). But GSC for some reason reads only until sitemap-9.xml. ...
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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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ahrefs Warnings about URLs in sitemap and redirects

Please forgive me if this is answered elsewhere but it's been doing my head in and I've been reading up about this for hours. I have a good health score for my website using ahrefs but there are 3 ...
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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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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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Do I need to include all the pages of my website in the XML sitemap for SEO purposes?

Is it necessary for SEO purposes to add all the listings of my website to the XML sitemap? And will a page that is added to the sitemap definitely be indexed in Google Webmaster? I have a website ...
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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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why some pages of a website are mentioned in the sitemap but not linked anywhere on the website not even mentioned in the header and footer?

So I found these pages on the sitemap but I cannot see these pages on the website in the header or footer section. How come the user will interact with this page?
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After adding an .htaccess rule to remove .html from my URL, which version of the URLs go in the sitemap?

I have my website with its sitemap submitted to the Google Search Console, the whole shebang. Unfortunately, my indexing isn't going so well. I've narrowed down the problem to make my URL cleaner. I'...
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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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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 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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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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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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Is there anything wrong with my sitemap index?

I have one sitemap index: https://example.com/sitemap-index.xml.gz There is only one sitemap in it: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <sitemapindex xmlns="http:...
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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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Should I use en or en-us when using hreflang?

I have a multilingual website and I have questions about using hreflang. Currently my website has 2 pages, one in Turkish and one in English. If you enter the home page from turkey, it redirects you ...
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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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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 have only homepage URL inside sitemap.xml?

Can I have only homepage URL inside sitemap.xml? I want to cancel Google to crowling and indexing any other page. here is the code of my current sitemap.xml: <?xml version="1.0" encoding=&...
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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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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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Why can’t I find my Yoast sitemap in the root directory?

I use Yoast on my WordPress website. When I visit mysite.com/sitemap_index.xml, I can see the sitemap but when I look in the root directory, there is no file as sitemap. I tried “show hidden files” on ...
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Googlebot is crawling unpublished pages from Adobe AEM and getting 404 errors

My company is currently using Adobe AEM as a CMS for our company website. We are currently having issues with 4xx errors appearing specifically 404 as unpublished pages are still being crawled. What ...
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Redirect Errors in Google Search Console when trying to index site

I've built a small site for a local trader which is not a complicated site in any way. In fact it is 100% static. I have a few years experience and in that time have never encountered an error with ...
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Extract URLs from all Child XML sitemaps found in Sitemap Index

I have a main XML Sitemap Index https://www.example.com/sitemap-index.xml that has multiple child XML sitemaps underneath it: https://www.example.com/sitemap1.xml https://www.example.com/sitemap2.xml ...
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Cannot upload sitemap from other domain in Google Search Console

In the screenshot of Google Search Console below, I am looking at my property at example.com/my-site. The black scribble is my site at example.com/my-site, and the yellow is me attempting to link my ...
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Semrush says sitemap.xml contains an incorrect page due to non-canonical URL

I am having an issue with my home page or index.php page. When I set canonical to <link rel="canonical" href="https://example.com/" /> I get an SEO error from Semrush for ...
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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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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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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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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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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 and canonical url for website that has only one page: "index.html" hosted using GitHub Pages

I have the almost same question as this: How do I correctly add index page to xml sitemap - do I need a canonical expression? But I am confused with the accepted answer, as for my case, the website ...
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I submitted Sitemaps from AIO SEO to google search console, if I now delete the AIO plugin, do my sitemaps become invalid?

I use Yoast as SEO for my new Wordpress website, however I couldn't get the sitemaps with Yoast as it was giving me error 404, and regardless of what I tried, it wasn't working. So I then got the All ...
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Why won't google search console accept my sitemap? [duplicate]

I've recently deployed my first site and I've tried to create a sitemap.xml file so I can get my site indexed faster by google. I created the sitemap.xml and put it in the public directory of my react ...
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Google says: Sitemap.xml is HTML

I created a sitemap (which is generated dynamically) and routed to it using reverse-proxy in Nginx. I uploaded the URL to the Google search console. I got an error right away as seen in the picture. &...
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Should I put hreflang in the sitemap if my site already has link tags containing hreflang?

I am using hreflang between languages on a global website. My hreflang code is: <link rel=”alternate” href=”https://example.com/en/” hreflang=”en” /> <link rel=”alternate” href=”https://...
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Sitemap urlset http or https [duplicate]

I am a Static User I write my all pages and sitemap with pure html css code, I have a question that in sitemap I am using http xmlns in order to make my sitemaps so is it allowed to add https or http ...
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Are .ga domains allowed in Google Search Console?

I've started a new website with a free domain name (.ga) from Freenom. When I tried to add my website to Google Search Console, the verification went well, but when I submitted the sitemap I get an ...
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Having issues with Google indexing when using a cookie redirect splash page

I'm currently having issues with a site which is not able to be indexed due to a cookie redirect function that's in place. To summarize; when a user lands on the webpage for the first time they will ...
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How to remove the duplicate URLs from the XML sitemap in All in One SEO?

I am using an All In One SEO plugin on my website. I am getting the duplicate links on my XML sitemap. The below is the screenshot. Is there any way to remove the duplicate URLs?
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Should the same hreflang localization links be repeated under the <loc> for different languages in an XML sitemap?

So I know that alternative links should be put like the below in a sitemap... <url> <loc>http://www.mywebsite.com/lang/french/</loc> <xhtml:link rel="alternate&...
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sitemap.xml and serviceworker.js are location-sensitive files. But sensitive to the location in the request path or to the actual filesystem location?

I really like the idea of using .htaccess rewrite rules in combination with the /.well-known/ folder for keeping my webspace tidy and coherently / consistently organised. For instance, I know that ...
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