Today's question is about sitemap files. Mike from India asks, how do we add a sitemap for more than 50,000 URLs?Sitemap files are a great way to make your content known to Google and to other search engines. However, they're limited to 50,000 URLs per file. … [Read more...] about Google SEO Snippets Video: Multiple Sitemap Files
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Alan Bleiweiss shared a scree shot of how the Google Sitemaps report in Google Search Console shows over 11,000 URLs that were blocked by robots.txt as an issue and warning. Alan asked why is the new Google Index report in the new Google Search Console not reporting on these errors? … [Read more...] about New Google Index Report Doesn’t Show Blocked URLs From Sitemaps
Google announced on Twitter that they are or have dropped "the public submission feature" to submit URLs to Google. Google said instead, you can continue to use the Google Search Console's Fetch & Submit for individual pages or use XML Sitemaps to feed pages to Google that way. … [Read more...] about Google To Drop Public Submit To Index Tool
So that's one thing to watch out for. But past that, it's kind of irrelevant where you place your site map file. If you submit that in Search Console directly, then you'll see the status of the submission. You'll see if it's being processed. You'll see how many of those URLs are being indexed. … [Read more...] about Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located?
As you can see in the image, adding your XML sitemap can be helpful to check whether all pages in your sitemap really have been indexed by Google. If there is a big difference in the ‘submitted’ and ‘indexed’ number on a particular sitemap, we recommend looking into this further. There could be an error preventing some pages from being indexed or maybe you need more content or links pointing to the content that’s not been indexed yet. … [Read more...] about What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one? • Yoast