Gary Illyes from Google said that XML Sitemap files do not directly impact your rankings in Google Search. This is not new news but I like how he said "No, not direct anyway" to answer the question.Here are those tweets where the question asked was "Gary, is there a problem/ranking disadvantage not using a sitemap.xml at all?" We know Google said removing XML Sitemaps doesn't hurt a site and changing the XML Sitemaps location also shouldn't hurt one's rankings. So not having a sitemap file also won't hurt.XML Sitemaps help Google discover the URLs on your web site. Google ranks those URLs but the XML Sitemap file is about Google discovering those URLs, not directly ranking those URLs. Crawling, indexing and ranking are different things.Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Google: Sitemaps Do Not Directly Impact Your Search Rankings
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Google's JohnMu warned one webmaster over the New Years break in a Google Webmaster Help thread to never ever list URLs with session IDs in the Sitemap XML file.John said:If you are not submitting clean URLs in your Sitemap file, you'd be better off not using a Sitemap file. With session-IDs in there, it'll cause more problems (with us crawling and indexing those URLs) than if you just let us crawl your website normally (especially if you really have a clean URL structure). So my advice would be to either delete the Sitemap file, or make sure that the submitted URLs are really exactly the same, clean ones that we find while crawling.To most of us, this is obvious. But sometimes the obvious needs to be said.Sending Google duplicate URLs for the same landing page is asking for trouble. Why hand Google duplicate content on a silver plater? That is what you are doing when you are listing these URLs in a Sitemap file. If you have duplicate content on your site, and you don't block it … [Read more...] about Never List URLs With Session IDs In A Google Sitemap
Fabrice Canel, the Principal Program Manager of the Bing Index Generation team, posted their Sitemaps best practices guide for large web sites.Bing says they can support up to 125 trillion links through multiple XML sitemap files. With one sitemap file, Bing allows you to list 50,000 x 50,000 links, which brings you to 2,500,000,000 links (2.5 billion). If you need more URLs, then Bing allows you to use 2 sitemap index files, which can then lead to the 125 trillion number.Bing however recommends you don't list so many URLs. Rarely will Bing index all those URLs, so just list the URLs that are important to the site.The total size of sitemap XML files can reach more than 100GB. For really large sites, Bing recommends you take things slow:To mitigate these issues, a best practice to help ensure that search engines discover all the links of your very large web site is that you manage two sets of sitemaps files: update sitemap set A on day one, update sitemap set B on day two, and … [Read more...] about Bing: You Can Have Up To 125 Trillion URLs In Sitemaps
Hi Guys! I’m Lalit Mittal and I’m again here to tell you about sitemap. Sitemap play very important role in SEO. Many of users don’t know How to Create and Submit Sitemap, so today I’m going to tell you this process. This is very simple so i’ll tell you in 3 easy Steps. But firstly we need to do 2 things after creating website or blog which are… Let me explain you what is sitemap. sitemap is the .xml file which contain all the details like all URL details which are important for all search engines. These details are store in search engines database. Sitemap help google for crawling and indexing the website. Know how to create Website/blog sitemap and submit it Generate sitemap for you wesbite. Add sitemap on your website Submit Sitemap to search engines. Click here to Know how to make Website sitemap How to make and submit Sitemap for WordPress Website If you create your website on WordPress then you can easily create and submit … [Read more...] about How to Create and submit Sitemap for Website
Easy explanation on Sitemap in SEO and Why Sitemap is Important for SEO? Hi Guys! Welcome to Best SEO Advise. Today I want to tell you about what is sitemap and i’ll explain everything about sitemap. Let me tell you Sitemap is very Important in On page SEO. It play vital role in On page SEO as well as Off page SEO, But Most importantly in On page SEO. You know Sitemap play important role to get organic ranking. “Sitemap is a .xml file which contain every information about website like pages, post, images etc” These sitemap give all the information to search engines because whenever search engines crawlers come to the website to collect data from website, so no problem come to collect information. Let me give very Easy example which makes you to understand very easily about sitemap. Like you are an HR in an company and your boss order you collect all employees data. Now Guess you have 50 employees with 50 cabins in your company and … [Read more...] about Know What is Sitemap for SEO and Why Sitemap is Important for SEO?