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This suggests your HTTP server is delivering the sitemap with a text/html content type rather than an application/xml one. You need to configure your server correctly.


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It is important to define the purpose of the XML sitemap. The XML sitemap itself is a list of URLs that are important to you and you want to be reached by all crawling bots so that they can be crawled and indexed as soon as possible. This makes crawling your entire project much easier. However, this sitemap should be kept up-to-date and within 50 thousand ...


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One solution would be to use CloudFront to tie various services together under a single domain. CloudFront is Amazon's content delivery network (CDN.) You point your DNS to CloudFront and it fetches content from various origin servers based on behavior routing rules. It can also cache content on edge nodes if desired to speed up performance. You could ...


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It won't hurt the rankings of your future website because XML sitemaps have no effect on rankings. Sitemaps have very little effect on SEO at all. At best they can get Googlebot to come crawl URLs quickly, give you extra stats in Google Search Console, and tell Google about your canonical URLs. However, Google usually doesn't choose to index URLs that it can ...


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It might take longer for pages to get indexed when you submit them for real, since nobody was home last time they checked. I wouldn't worry about it much...but if you want to: Check your logs to ensure that Googlebot did fetch those urls If they did, stand up a quick Coming Soon type landing page a bit before you're about to launch and 307 all of the URLs ...


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Google now says priority & change frequency play little role in XML sitemaps. Because Google mostly ignores them, there is no advantage to including them. They aren't going to do anything other than bloat the size of your sitemap. If you do include them, including them on just the pages that are more likely to change often is a good plan.


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The content articles/mindful-trader-vs-formula-stocks is not canonical and the indication of this page in the sitemap is contrary to Google: List only canonical URLs in your sitemaps. The same applies to content articles. In the source code of the article page, I could not find an indication of the URL to mindful-trader-vs-formula-stocks with the element a ...


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These problems are very unlikely to stem from your XML sitemaps. Google would only be crawling URLs like this if you actually included such malformed URLs in the sitemap. The example relative URL you gave it also fine. Google knows how handle root relative links like <a href="/articles/mindful-trader-vs-formula-stocks"> and is not going to ...


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