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
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The template with a for loop to iterate of a context object called pages. It should be a Python tuple, where the first element is the URL, and the second one is the last modification timestamp.Our original pandas data frame has one index (the URL) and one column (the timestamp). We can call pandas itertuples() which will create a sequence that will be rendered nicely as an XML sitemap.This is at least 10 times simpler than building the sitemaps from scratch! … [Read more...] about Reorganizing XML Sitemaps with Python for Fun & Profit
If you have a particularly large website, you may also need to employ a sitemap index. Search engines will only index the first 50,000 URLs in a sitemap, so if your site has more than 50,000 URLs, you’ll need to use an index to tie multiple sitemaps together. You can learn how to create indices and more about sitemaps at sitemaps.org. … [Read more...] about The Importance Of XML Sitemaps In The Age Of Panda
The major search engines have announced an update to the sitemaps.org protocol which enables site owners to store their XML Sitemap files in any location — even on a different domain than the one referenced in the Sitemap. This will be a welcome change for those who manage multiple domains and would like to keep all Sitemap files in one place, as well as for those who would like to store their Sitemap in a location other than the root. … [Read more...] about You Can Now Store Your XML Sitemap Files Anywhere!
Of course, if your site has some of the problems Google lists on their About Sitemaps Webmasters help page, a sitemap may help make sure Google knows those pages exist. If that's the case, though, my personal opinion is you might be better off expending that effort on trying to solve the underlying problems rather than relying on a "sitemap crutch." I'm just saying. … [Read more...] about XML Sitemaps Are Not All That