Expert Level Site ChangesIf you are making a lot of changes to URLs in a short amount of time, such as with a website redesign or redevelopment, you can help Google get those changes faster by submitting a temporary sitemap that contains all of your original pages that redirect to their new location. … [Read more...] about How to Update Sitemaps After You Change Your Content
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Check your own XML sitemap! Now you’ve read the whole post, you know how important it is to have an XML sitemap, because having one can really help your site’s SEO. Google can easily access your most important pages and posts if you add the right URLs to your XML sitemap. Google will also be able to find updated content easily, so they know when a URL needs to be crawled again. Lastly, adding your XML sitemap to Google Search Console helps Google find your sitemap fast and it allows you to check for sitemap errors. … [Read more...] about What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one? • Yoast
Besides having a sitemap, if your website has a lot of content (pages, posts etc.) and if you have new additions on a daily basis, you can also submit your RSS feed to Google (the same way as you do with a sitemap) and thus speed up indexing your new content. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize your XML Sitemap for Maximum SEO
I also recommend that you carefully consider the type of news content you publish. Google doesn’t want to see you republishing syndicated news feeds. They already have that stuff, and you’ll be rejected if your application doesn’t account for that. If your news site publishes both original/heavily edited content as well as syndicated feed content, be sure your Google News Sitemap does not include links to the feed content pages. If you get rejected, you cannot reapply to get into the Google News index for 60 days or so. … [Read more...] about A Primer On How To Get The Most Out Of Sitemaps
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!