Example 2: Media and images The ‘media’ or ‘image’ XML sitemap is also unnecessary for most websites. This is because your images are probably used within your pages and posts, so will already be included in your ‘post’ or ‘page’ sitemap. So having a separate ‘media’ or ‘image’ XML sitemap would be pointless and we recommend leaving it out of your XML sitemap. The only exception to this is if images are your main business. Photographers, for example, will probably want to show a separate ‘media’ or ‘image’ XML sitemap to Google. … [Read more...] about What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one? • Yoast
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Perhaps the most important factor here is the user experience. If you love using apps then you should be able to use them in exactly the same non-siloed way as the rest of the ‘indexed’ world, not kept in a closed off partition. Similarly if I hate apps, then I want a choice not to have them load automatically. The point is that I have the choice to begin with. … [Read more...] about What is app indexing and why is it important?
For every publisher site offering syndicated content or having content curated by others (with or without permission), the stakes could not be higher with Google. The Panda algorithm update focused in part on removing duplicate content from search engine results pages — meaning that if a site is not deemed the content originator, it’s at risk of being excluded from the results altogether. … [Read more...] about The Importance Of XML Sitemaps In The Age Of Panda
Organize your sitemap into sub-sitemaps. This has the additional advantages of making sitemaps smaller and faster to process.Submit a separate sitemap for your videos (if applicable).Add your sitemap in robots.txt. I have explained before how to SEO your robots.txt and in addition to that, you can also add the location of your sitemap to help search engines find your sitemap file easier.Include only URLS that Google can access. If you have pages that are blocked by robots or are behind a password-protected area, do not include those pages in the sitemap.Make sure that your XML Sitemap includes the ‘last modification time’ field, a value that gives information to Google as to when a page was last modified. This is useful in cases where you want Google to re-index some pages of your website.Creating an XML Sitemap with Yoast SEO PluginOne of the nice features of Yoast SEO is the Sitemap functionality. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize your XML Sitemap for Maximum SEO
Now that you’ve written your coding, or had the generator tools do it for you, it’s time to submit your sitemap. There are different ways to go about submitting a sitemap to a search engine. First, you must know what search engine(s) you want to upload your sitemap to. There are many to choose from, but some are more prominent than others. Google and Bing are the two most recommended options. … [Read more...] about Important Steps for Creating Your Sitemap