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
After much confusion and frustration from multilingual site webmasters on how to properly use the hreflang element, Google announced new functionality to allow multilingual and multinational site owners to set the rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x” link annotation using XML sitemaps. … [Read more...] about How To Implement The hreflang Element Using XML Sitemaps
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!