You can now remove your XML Sitemaps from the new version of the Google Search Console. Pedro Dias first spotted this and posted about this on Twitter. You can go to your Sitemap report and click on a sitemap you want to remove, then the three dots to remove that sitemap. … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Now Allows Removal Of XML Sitemaps
The scenario Martin posted on Twitter was an XML Sitemap file that it looked at by Google daily and is often filled with thousands of new pages per day, if that Sitemap file stops working how will Google react. Will Google increase their crawl rate to make up the difference? … [Read more...] about An Active XML Sitemap That Errors Out Won’t Slow Google’s Crawl
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
While Sitemap.org standards say the max size is 50,000 URL’s we have found that 5k to 10k URL’s is a more manageable number and we will have to reduce the number of URL’s included further to accommodate the increased file sizes that come with adding all of the hreflang versions making the management of site maps and index files a bit more complicated. … [Read more...] about How To Implement The hreflang Element Using XML 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!