The protocol required this to ensure that whoever could modify the Sitemap file also had ownership rights of the URLs listed in the Sitemap. However, this setup was problematic for some sites, including those with multiple domains and subdomains who would have found it difficult or technically infeasible to write Sitemap files to multiple locations. Some sites also found it technically different to write Sitemap files to the root of the domain. … [Read more...] about You Can Now Store Your XML Sitemap Files Anywhere!
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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. … [Read more...] about Bing: You Can Have Up To 125 Trillion URLs In Sitemaps
John Mueller from Google responded to the question on Twitter that asked " If I have 1 picture which is displayed on 2 product pages (it's the same object on two different products), is there a problem to declare it on the both pages with my sitemap.xml?" John said "Not a problem - that's fairly common." … [Read more...] about Google: Sharing Same Image On Multiple Pages Is Okay
18.104.22.168 is the IP address (who) [08/Dec/2017:04:54:20 -0400] is the Timestamp (when) GET is the Method /contact/ is the Requested URL (what) 200 is the Status Code (result) 11179 is the Bytes Transferred (size) “-” is the Referrer URL (source) — it’s empty because this request was made by a crawler Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html) is the User Agent (signature) — this is user agent of Googlebot (Desktop) Once you know what each line is composed of, it’s not so scary. It’s just a lot of information. But that’s where the next step comes in handy. … [Read more...] about Uncovering SEO Opportunities via Log Files
Companies should deploy a specific XML sitemap with their country homepages as soon as they can to start benefiting from this location setting especially with their English and Spanish sites. Note, you can incorporate this into your normal site map process later but for now you can get it live and reap the benefits. … [Read more...] about How To Implement The hreflang Element Using XML Sitemaps