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Managing Sitemap XML with Google Search Console - Search Engine Land

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Managing Sitemap XML with Google Search Console  Search Engine LandWith this next installment of our series on Google Search Console, we're going to cover how Google reports your site's indexing. Simply put, indexing describes ...

SEO: Analyzing Googlebot Crawls for Problems, Inefficiencies - Practical Ecommerce

Sun, 28 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT · SEO: Analyzing Googlebot Crawls for Problems, Inefficiencies  Practical EcommerceCrawl budget inefficiencies can affect organic search performance if new or updated *content* is not getting crawled and indexed. In this post, I will explain how to ...

Yoast, Google devs propose XML Sitemaps for WordPress Core - Search Engine Land

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Yoast, Google devs propose XML Sitemaps for WordPress Core  Search Engine LandThe inclusion of XML Sitemaps as a WordPress Core feature has been proposed by a group of Yoast and Google team members as well as other contributors.

Google: Sitemaps Do Not Directly Impact Your Search Rankings - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemaps Do Not Directly Impact Your Search Rankings  Search Engine RoundtableGary 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.

404 Sitemaps To Remove Them In The New Google Search Console - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · 404 Sitemaps To Remove Them In The New Google Search Console  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller was asked if there is a way in the new Google Search Console to remove old Sitemaps files. He said you can 404 them to remove them.

Google Search Console Now Allows Removal Of XML Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console Now Allows Removal Of XML Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableYou 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.

Google: Sitemap Dates vs Web Page Dates - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemap Dates vs Web Page Dates  Search Engine RoundtableJohn Mueller from Google explained on Twitter the difference between the timestamp date in an XML Sitemaps lasmod date and the date on a web page.

Google Updates the Sitemaps Report in Search Console & Adds Ability to Delete Sitemaps - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Updates the Sitemaps Report in Search Console & Adds Ability to Delete Sitemaps  Search Engine JournalGoogle has updated the sitemaps report in Search Console with new features, including the ability to delete a sitemap.

Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located? - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located?  Search Engine RoundtableI saw an interesting question about the location, directory, the XML sitemap is placed in. Does that matter to Google, and if so how? John Mueller from Google ...

Google: Sitemap Files Don't Need To Be Indexed To Work - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemap Files Don't Need To Be Indexed To Work  Search Engine RoundtableThis is a bit heartwarming - to see John Mueller back up Joost de Valk and Yoost when someone incorrectly claimed their was a bug with the Yoast SEO plugin ...

SearchCap: Google XML sitemaps, Amazon ads & more - Search Engine Land

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · SearchCap: Google XML sitemaps, Amazon ads & more  Search Engine LandManaging sitemap XML with Google Search Console Feb 8, 2019 by Detlef Johnson. What to look for in Search Console indexing reports, plus learn why and ...

Google Search Console Sitemap Report With Delete, Open In New Tab & Detailed Reporting - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console Sitemap Report With Delete, Open In New Tab & Detailed Reporting  Search Engine RoundtableWe reported yesterday that you can now delete an XML Sitemap in the new Google Search Console. Well, it is a bit more than that. Google said on Twitter you ...

Use 404s & Temporary Sitemaps To Speed Up Page Removal From Google - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Use 404s & Temporary Sitemaps To Speed Up Page Removal From Google  Search Engine RoundtableHave a lot of pages you want removed from the Google index and don't want to use the page removal tool for each URL? Google's John Mueller said you can try ...

Google May Ignore Your XML Sitemap If The Sitemap URL Is Invalid - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google May Ignore Your XML Sitemap If The Sitemap URL Is Invalid  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that Google may stop fetching your XML Sitemap files if the URL to the Sitemap file is invalid. He said it is fine to ...

How to Build a Strong SEO Foundation for a new Website - Edgy Labs

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 11:00:35 GMT · How to Build a Strong SEO Foundation for a new Website  Edgy LabsOrganic search is everything for most blogs and websites. To get ahead of the rest, you need a solid SEO foundation right from the beginning. Profile Image.

How to Use XML Sitemaps to Boost SEO - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT · How to Use XML Sitemaps to Boost SEO  Search Engine JournalHere's a guide to everything you need to know about generating and optimizing XML sitemaps, including a best practice checklist.

Real-time SEO: Create a Google Product Feed from an XML Sitemap - Practical Ecommerce

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Real-time SEO: Create a Google Product Feed from an XML Sitemap  Practical EcommerceIt is now possible to update product listings in organic search results in real time via a product feed. In this article, I'll explain how to create a feed from an XML ...

How to Update Sitemaps After You Change Your Content - Search Engine Journal

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT · How to Update Sitemaps After You Change Your Content  Search Engine JournalDo you need to update and re-submit a sitemap when making *content* changes on your website? Learn the answer in this week's Ask an SEO column.

SEO: Include Images and Videos in Sitemaps - Practical Ecommerce

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · SEO: Include Images and Videos in Sitemaps  Practical EcommerceIncluding image and video *content* in an XML sitemap may help Google discover more about them to include in image and video search results. XML sitemaps ...

Google Sitemaps URL Order Does Not Matter - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Sitemaps URL Order Does Not Matter  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said on Twitter that the order of the URLs in your XML Sitemap files does not matter. He did say that you probably should save the.

Google Black Hat Sitemap Bug: What It Means for XML Sitemaps - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Black Hat Sitemap Bug: What It Means for XML Sitemaps  Search Engine JournalA bug in how Google handles XML sitemaps helped brand new sites rank for competitive terms by hijacking equity from legitimate sites. Was your site a victim?

70 Web Design and Development Terms We Wish You Knew, Part 2 - Business 2 Community

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT · 70 Web Design and Development Terms We Wish You Knew, Part 2  Business 2 CommunityIn Part One of this two-part post, we gave you some definitions and comments for terms we use here every day. I broke it into two parts because it was getting ...

Google Finds Content Via Links & Sitemaps; In That Order - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Finds Content Via Links & Sitemaps; In That Order  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's Gary Illyes said at PubCon last week that Google finds *content* mostly through links and XML Sitemaps. He said the number one way is through links, ...

Old Google Search Console Sitemap Bug With Mobile-First Indexing - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Old Google Search Console Sitemap Bug With Mobile-First Indexing  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that there is a bug with the Sitemaps reporting section of the old Google Search Console ...

Google Search Console API Doesn't Return Sitemaps Indexed Counts - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console API Doesn't Return Sitemaps Indexed Counts  Search Engine RoundtableAs part of Google deprecating the old Google Search Console APIs, Google won't be supporting showing the indexed count within the sitemaps commands.

11 Steps to On-site Video SEO - Practical Ecommerce

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT · 11 Steps to On-site Video SEO  Practical EcommerceOnce you decide to invest in video, you still need to figure out how to get people to view and interact with it. That's where search engine optimization comes into ...

Google: Avoid Including Redirected URLs in Sitemaps - The SEM Post

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Avoid Including Redirected URLs in Sitemaps  The SEM PostGoogle is reminding site owners that they shouldn't add URLs that are being redirected in the sitemap they submit to Google. The question came up on Twitter ...

8 Essential Tools to Create an XML Sitemap like a Pro - Business 2 Community

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · 8 Essential Tools to Create an XML Sitemap like a Pro  Business 2 CommunityXML sitemaps are a good way to communicate directly with search engines, notifying them of new or updated *content* very quickly and allowing to speed up the ...

Google: Don't Dynamically Change Sitemap File Names Daily - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Don't Dynamically Change Sitemap File Names Daily  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller answered a question I never heard before around dynamically generated sitemap files, generating new file names for these sitemap files ...

Google wants to build XML Sitemaps inside WordPress Core - FlipWeb

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google wants to build XML Sitemaps inside WordPress Core  FlipWebIn what is believed to be good news for WordPress developers, Google wants to build sitemaps inside WordPress core. This means that you will not have to ...

Building a WordPress Website in 2019 (Ultimate Guide) - MintTwist Blog

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Building a WordPress Website in 2019 (Ultimate Guide)  MintTwist BlogFirst of all, what is WordPress? WordPress is a CMS (*Content* Management System), i. e. an interface that manages the creation and modification of digital ...

SEO: Understanding Sitemaps for Ecommerce Stores - Practical Ecommerce

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · SEO: Understanding Sitemaps for Ecommerce Stores  Practical EcommerceSitemaps inform search engines which pages on a website should be crawled, and may help search engines discover and index those pages. While sitemaps ...

Reorganizing XML Sitemaps with Python for Fun & Profit - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Reorganizing XML Sitemaps with Python for Fun & Profit  Search Engine JournalLearn how to use Python to reorganize your XML sitemaps and help you isolate indexing problems on your website's most important pages.

Video: More On Google March 2019 Core Update, Google Drops Rel Next & Prev & Neural Matching vs RankBrain - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Video: More On Google March 2019 Core Update, Google Drops Rel Next & Prev & Neural Matching vs RankBrain  Search Engine RoundtableWhat a fun week in the SEO space - we had Google do some explaining or myth busting around the March 2019 core algorithm update, no - it wasn't a reversal.

Removing Sitemap Files From Google Search Console - The SEM Post

Wed, 16 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Removing Sitemap Files From Google Search Console  The SEM PostIn Google Search Console, you can add and remove sitemaps from your site, and Google will include information related to the sitemap files such as any ...

Google?s John Mueller Answers: How to Add Sitemaps for More Than 50,000 URLs - Search Engine Journal

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google?s John Mueller Answers: How to Add Sitemaps for More Than 50,000 URLs  Search Engine JournalIn Google's latest Q&A video, John Mueller explains how webmasters can submit a sitemap with more than 50000 URLs.

Google: AMP Pages Don't Need Sitemap XML Files - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Google: AMP Pages Don't Need Sitemap XML Files  Search Engine RoundtableJohn Mueller of Google said on Twitter that you do not need to submit a separate XML sitemap file for your AMP pages. He said the rel=amphtml link is enough ...

Google & Bing increase the file size limit of Sitemaps files - Search Engine Land

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT · Google & Bing increase the file size limit of Sitemaps files  Search Engine LandThat means the uncompressed version must now be under 50MB, no longer under 10MB. Fabrice Canel, principal program manager at Bing, said, ?While most ...

TechSEO360 Crawler Guide ? Sitemaps and Technical SEO Audits - Search Engine People

Tue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT · TechSEO360 Crawler Guide ? Sitemaps and Technical SEO Audits  Search Engine PeopleGuide for the SEO crawler and website audit tool TechSEO360 for Windows and Mac. Analyze websites for technical SEO issues such as duplicate *content* , ...

Google: Structure Your XML Sitemap As You Like - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Structure Your XML Sitemap As You Like  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle loves XML Sitemaps, it gives their bots an easy way to discover all your *content*. Even better, it gives webmasters a way to see how many of their URLs in ...

10 Ebooks About SEO You Should Download & Read Now - Search Engine Journal

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:47:51 GMT · 10 Ebooks About SEO You Should Download & Read Now  Search Engine JournalLooking for helpful ebooks to learn more about SEO? This post lists down 10 must-read SEO ebooks you should download right now.

What is a Sitemap? And how to Optimize it for SEO - Edgy Labs

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · What is a Sitemap? And how to Optimize it for SEO  Edgy LabsOne of the best ways to improve your site's ranking is to create your XML sitemaps with SEO in mind. With this foundation, it makes it far easier to scale and ...

Mueller previews Google image search changes, old Search Console sunsetting at NYC meetup. - Search Engine Land

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Mueller previews Google image search changes, old Search Console sunsetting at NYC meetup.  Search Engine LandAt a Google NYC meetup Thursday hosted by John Mueller, a Google webmaster trends analyst, and Martin Splitt of Google developer relations, Mueller gave ...

Create a Google Sitemap - SEO Tutorial Video - Vertical Measures

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:17:13 GMT · Create a Google Sitemap - SEO Tutorial Video  Vertical MeasuresCreating a sitemap is very easy. There are many automated tools to help you create a sitemap. In this SEO video tutorial, we'll discuss the importance of having ...

Google Not Indexing URLs In Your Sitemap? New Sitemaps Won't Help - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google Not Indexing URLs In Your Sitemap? New Sitemaps Won't Help  Search Engine RoundtableIf you have issues with Google indexing specific URLs on your site, Google says putting those URLs into new XML Sitemap files won't help them get indexed...

Hreflang Attributes In Sitemaps & HTML Code Treated Equally By Google - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Hreflang Attributes In Sitemaps & HTML Code Treated Equally By Google  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said on Twitter that they treat hreflang found in your XML Sitemaps file and HTML code markup equally. We know it is more efficient and ...

Google: Dirty Sitemaps URLs Don't Hurt Your Sitemap File - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Dirty Sitemaps URLs Don't Hurt Your Sitemap File  Search Engine RoundtableBack in 2011, Duane Forrestor, when he was at Bing was interviewed about Bing Sitemaps and said: Your Sitemaps need to be clean. We have a 1% allowance ...

The Latest Google Search Console Updates: What You Need to Know - Search Engine Journal

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · The Latest Google Search Console Updates: What You Need to Know  Search Engine JournalGoogle Search Console is evolving at a rapid pace. Find out everything you need to know about all of the latest feature changes here.

Video: Google Core Update News, Icons In Search Bar, Bing Bulk URLs, Google Conferences & My New Vlog - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Video: Google Core Update News, Icons In Search Bar, Bing Bulk URLs, Google Conferences & My New Vlog  Search Engine RoundtableThis week I am testing out a new camera, not sure if I will use it for this format but I will for the new vlog. Google finished rolling out the June 2019 core update on ...

Google Sitemaps Bug? "Sitemap appears to be an HTML page" - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 07:00:00 GMT · Google Sitemaps Bug? "Sitemap appears to be an HTML page"  Search Engine RoundtableA Google Webmaster Help thread reports that when using Google Sites and submitting a Sitemap file to Webmaster Tools, you may receive an error. The error ...

The Importance Of XML Sitemaps In The Age Of Panda - Search Engine Land

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT · The Importance Of XML Sitemaps In The Age Of Panda  Search Engine LandColumnist Janet Driscoll Miller reminds us that in an age of *content* syndication, a well-maintained XML sitemap is key to establishing your site as the original ...

Google: Be Consistent. Use Either Slash Or No Slash After URL, Not Both. - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Be Consistent. Use Either Slash Or No Slash After URL, Not Both.  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said it is best to be consistent with your URL structure and either choose to use slashes after the URL or not to use slashes after the URL.

Google: Does Your XML Sitemaps Need To Load Fast? - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Does Your XML Sitemaps Need To Load Fast?  Search Engine RoundtableMany webmasters and SEOs are obsessed with site speed, not just for their users satisfaction but also because Google seems to be obsessed with it as well.

How Does Google Find and Index Web Pages? - Practical Ecommerce

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · How Does Google Find and Index Web Pages?  Practical EcommerceWhen a potential customer enters a query on Google, searching for the products your business sells, she is not actually searching the live internet. Rather, she is ...

Google Sitemaps - XML.com

Wed, 26 Oct 2005 07:00:00 GMT · Google Sitemaps  XML.comOctober 26, 2005. Uche Ogbuji. I wrote the Python-XML column for three years, discussing the combination of an agile programming language with an agile data ...

Google: Sitemaps Should Contain URLs Of Pages You Want Indexed, Not Variations - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemaps Should Contain URLs Of Pages You Want Indexed, Not Variations  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that you should only include the URLs you want Google to index in your sitemap file, not the ...

How to Submit Websites & Pages to Search Engines: A Simple Guide - Search Engine Journal

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · How to Submit Websites & Pages to Search Engines: A Simple Guide  Search Engine JournalAdding new *content* or building a new website? Learn how to submit individual pages and entire websites to search engines in this comprehensive guide.

15 SEO Plugins for WordPress - Practical Ecommerce

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · 15 SEO Plugins for WordPress  Practical EcommerceHere is a list of search-engine-optimization plugins for WordPress. There are all-in-one plugins that provide a variety of tools and, also, plugins to improve ...

Advantages to Using Multiple Sitemaps in Google Search Console - The SEM Post

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT · Advantages to Using Multiple Sitemaps in Google Search Console  The SEM PostDepending on the size of your site, you have probably been presented with whether you should split up sitemaps into sections ? such as by category or page ...

Video: Google Algorithm Updates, Knowledge Panel Hack, Consolidated Mobile First, SEO & More - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Video: Google Algorithm Updates, Knowledge Panel Hack, Consolidated Mobile First, SEO & More  Search Engine RoundtableThis week we covered not just one but two different unconfirmed Google search algorithm updates, one on January 6th and one on the 9th. Google has an ...

Google Officially To End Some Old Search Console Features - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google Officially To End Some Old Search Console Features  Search Engine RoundtableI reported on Friday that Google will be deprecating some or all of the old Search Console features so they can focus more on the new Google Search Console.

Google Treats Hreflang in Sitemaps and HTML the Same - The SEM Post

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT · Google Treats Hreflang in Sitemaps and HTML the Same  The SEM PostThere are multiple ways to add hreflang annotations for webpages, but are any of the ways treated differently by Google? Is one way processed faster than ...

Google Search Console Coverage Report Delayed 16 Days & Counting - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Search Console Coverage Report Delayed 16 Days & Counting  Search Engine RoundtableIt is now 16 days and counting since the Google Search Console Coverage report has been updated. Two-weeks later than the normal two-day delay and there ...

April 2019 Google Webmaster Report - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · April 2019 Google Webmaster Report  Search Engine RoundtableThis may have been one of the busiest months for Google SEO related topics we've seen maybe ever? We had several unconfirmed Google updates but also a ...

Video: Google Search Console Delays, Increase In One Boxes & Search Is Hard - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Video: Google Search Console Delays, Increase In One Boxes & Search Is Hard  Search Engine RoundtableJust a note, I am offline, this video and post was pre-recorded and scheduled to be posted today. Google Search Console is still having delays - I hope it is fixed ...

Google: Priority & Change Frequency In Sitemap Doesn't Play Much Of A Role - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 08 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Priority & Change Frequency In Sitemap Doesn't Play Much Of A Role  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller was asked in a video hangout on Google+ this morning if priority and change frequency matter much in XML Sitemaps and John from ...

Google Sitemaps Report Bug May Show Huge Decline In Indexed Pages - Search Engine Land

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT · Google Sitemaps Report Bug May Show Huge Decline In Indexed Pages  Search Engine LandThe Google Search Console, aka Webmaster Tools, has a new bug that is concerning many webmasters and marketers. Many webmasters are noticing huge ...

Google: Small Sites Don't Need XML Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Small Sites Don't Need XML Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableIt is almost unheard of to build a new web site and not launch with a basic XML Sitemap for better search visibility. But most experienced SEOs know that it is not ...

Google: We Mostly Ignore The LastMod Tag In XML Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT · Google: We Mostly Ignore The LastMod Tag In XML Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableGary Illyes has recently been pretty active in the StackOverflow forums and just posted in a Stack Overflow thread that Google, and other search engines, mostly ...

Google: URLs In Sitemap Used To Determine The Canonical URL - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT · Google: URLs In Sitemap Used To Determine The Canonical URL  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said in a video hangout at the 3:16 mark that the URLs Google finds in your XML sitemap files are often used to define your canonical ...

New Google Index Report Doesn't Show Blocked URLs From Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT · New Google Index Report Doesn't Show Blocked URLs From Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableAlan Bleiweiss shared a scree shot of how the Google Sitemaps report in Google Search Console shows over 11,000 URLs that were blocked by robots.txt as an ...

Now Test Your Sitemaps Before Submitting Them To Google - Search Engine Land

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:00:00 GMT · Now Test Your Sitemaps Before Submitting Them To Google  Search Engine LandGoogle has quietly added a feature to Google Webmaster Tools that allows you to test your sitemap files prior to submitting them to Google. Google's Pierre Far ...

Google: Sitemap Priority Field Is "A Bag Of Noise" - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemap Priority Field Is "A Bag Of Noise"  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle has always downplayed the importance of priority and chance frequency in the XML sitemap files. They have told webmasters to not worry about it and ...

Google: We Count The Same URL In Different Sitemaps Separately - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT · Google: We Count The Same URL In Different Sitemaps Separately  Search Engine RoundtableJohn Mueller of Google said on Twitter that Google will count the same URL in different sitemap files separately...

How Often Google Crawls and Indexes - Search Engine Journal

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT · How Often Google Crawls and Indexes  Search Engine JournalIn a webmaster hangout, a publisher asked how fast Google removed pages from the index if they added a noindex nofollow to it. The publisher stated they had ...

Google On Using Sitemaps For Expediting Redirects: Keep Sitemap Live For 6 Months - Search Engine Roundtable

Wed, 04 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Google On Using Sitemaps For Expediting Redirects: Keep Sitemap Live For 6 Months  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said yesterday in a Google Hangout on Google+ that if you use the tactic of submitting a sitemap of your old URLs to Google...

Google: HTML Sitemaps Can Help But Are They Necessary? - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT · Google: HTML Sitemaps Can Help But Are They Necessary?  Search Engine RoundtablePersonally, I am a fan of having HTML Sitemaps - mostly for 404 like pages, so users who stumble on a page they are forbidden (sounds strict) to access, they ...

XML Sitemap Optimization Hacks I Learned from My... - Vertical Measures

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT · XML Sitemap Optimization Hacks I Learned from My...  Vertical MeasuresFor an XML sitemap to be effective, you want to include the information you want Google to index. Here's an outline of the most important things to consider.

10 Ways to Think Like Googlebot & Boost Your Technical SEO - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · 10 Ways to Think Like Googlebot & Boost Your Technical SEO  Search Engine JournalHave you found yourself hitting a plateau with your organic growth? High-quality *content* and links will take you far in SEO, but you should never overlook the ...

Google Stops Sending Referral Traffic to Bing?s ?Discover? Section - Search Engine Journal

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google Stops Sending Referral Traffic to Bing?s ?Discover? Section  Search Engine JournalGoogle is no longer showing results from Bing's 'Discover' section, which it had previously been sending significant referral traffic.

A Primer On How To Get The Most Out Of Sitemaps - Search Engine Land

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT · A Primer On How To Get The Most Out Of Sitemaps  Search Engine LandSearch crawlers are becoming more and more effective every day in discovering new *content* pages on websites. But, that process of organic discovery can be ...

XML Sitemaps Or RSS/Atom Feeds? Google Says Use Both For Optimal Crawling - Search Engine Land

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT · XML Sitemaps Or RSS/Atom Feeds? Google Says Use Both For Optimal Crawling  Search Engine LandWhen it comes to telling search engines about the *content* on a website, webmasters might be wondering if they should submit sitemaps or just setup RSS or ...

Don't Worry About The Priority Value In Google Sitemaps - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT · Don't Worry About The Priority Value In Google Sitemaps  Search Engine RoundtableA Google Webmaster Help thread has Googler, John Mueller telling webmasters not to worry about the.

Google and Bing Increase Sitemap File Size Limit to 50 MB - Search Engine Journal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT · Google and Bing Increase Sitemap File Size Limit to 50 MB  Search Engine JournalIn a joint announcement between Google and Bing, the companies have stated they are increasing the limit of sitemap file sizes from the standard 10 MB to 50 ...

Google's Gary Illyes PubCon Presentation Was Image Search Focused - Search Engine Roundtable

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Google's Gary Illyes PubCon Presentation Was Image Search Focused  Search Engine RoundtableI was not at PubCon yesterday for Gary Illyes of Google's keynote but I was watching the Twitter stream and to me, it seems his presentation was mostly focused ...

Google: The Indexing API Is Only For Job Posting & Live Stream Structured Data - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Google: The Indexing API Is Only For Job Posting & Live Stream Structured Data  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said on Twitter that the Indexing API is not for use on all types of *content*. He said it only should be used for job posting & live stream ...

Google: Sitemaps Don't Help With Rich Snippets - Search Engine Roundtable

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Sitemaps Don't Help With Rich Snippets  Search Engine RoundtableIn the Google+ hangout this morning a typical question around why isn't Google showing rich snippets for my site when the tool shows everything is valid came ...

Google XML Sitemaps Now Supports Multiple Types: Is the Sitemaps Alliance Over? - Search Engine Land

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 07:00:00 GMT · Google XML Sitemaps Now Supports Multiple Types: Is the Sitemaps Alliance Over?  Search Engine LandSince Google launched XML Sitemaps back in 2005, they've added specialized formats to enable site owners to submit *content* other than web pages. Until now ...

How to Optimize XML Sitemaps: 13 SEO Best Practices - Search Engine Journal

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT · How to Optimize XML Sitemaps: 13 SEO Best Practices  Search Engine JournalA sitemap is an important part of optimizing any website. Here are the most important tips you need to know to create and optimize your sitemap for search ...

Google: You Should Not Have A Mobile Sitemap - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT · Google: You Should Not Have A Mobile Sitemap  Search Engine RoundtableIf you deploy any of the three mobile configuration types and they are deployed appropriately, you do not need a mobile XML sitemap file. In fact...

Google Not Indexing Your Sitemap URLs? Might Be A Canonical Issue - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:00:00 GMT · Google Not Indexing Your Sitemap URLs? Might Be A Canonical Issue  Search Engine RoundtableA Google Webmaster Help thread has a webmaster all upset that Google shows that they have indexed none of the URLs they submitted via the XML Sitemap ...

5 ways to avoid duplicate content and indexing issues on your e-commerce site - Search Engine Land

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT · 5 ways to avoid duplicate content and indexing issues on your e-commerce site  Search Engine LandMore than any other type of site, e-commerce sites are notorious for developing URL structures that create crawling and indexing issues with the search engines.

Sitemaps & SEO: An Introductory Guide - Search Engine Watch

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT · Sitemaps & SEO: An Introductory Guide  Search Engine WatchWay back in the ?good old days? of SEO, many ?SEO firms? made a pretty good living ?submitting your website to thousands of search engines.? While that has ...

Google: No Technical Advantage To Splitting Up Sitemaps But Useful For Debugging - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT · Google: No Technical Advantage To Splitting Up Sitemaps But Useful For Debugging  Search Engine RoundtableJohn Mueller of Google answered a question on why you may want to split up your XML Sitemap files in a.

Google: Changing Sitemap URL Location Has No Impact On Ranking Or Crawling - Search Engine Roundtable

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT · Google: Changing Sitemap URL Location Has No Impact On Ranking Or Crawling  Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's John Mueller said in a Google Hangout on Google+ last Friday that changing the URL or location of your XML sitemap has no impact on your crawling ...

Bing Sitemaps Best Practices & Large Site Sitemaps Issues - Search Engine Land

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT · Bing Sitemaps Best Practices & Large Site Sitemaps Issues  Search Engine LandBing has posted on the Bing Webmaster blog their best practices on how to implement XML Sitemaps files for your site. The post includes a large topic on how ...

Stop the silo madness! Effective site architecture for SEO and findability - Search Engine Land

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT · Stop the silo madness! Effective site architecture for SEO and findability  Search Engine LandThe search engine optimization (SEO) industry is full of jargon. Take the word ?sitemap? for example. To many SEO pros, a sitemap is an XML sitemap. However ...

Is Bing about to launch it's own Travel Guide to Compete with Google? | By Matt Tutt - Hospitality Net

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT · Is Bing about to launch it's own Travel Guide to Compete with Google? | By Matt Tutt  Hospitality NetHaving a poke around Bing's XML sitemap (a file which helps search engines to pick up and index *content* on a website) there are a few interesting references ...

The 10 Most Important SEO Strategies For Your WordPress Blog in 2019 - Forbes

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT · The 10 Most Important SEO Strategies For Your WordPress Blog in 2019  ForbesWordPress is the industry leader when it comes to *content* management systems. In fact, at last check, 29% of all websites are built using WordPress (the next ...

Google: Duplicate URLs In Sitemaps Files Is Normal - Search Engine Roundtable

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 08:00:00 GMT · Google: Duplicate URLs In Sitemaps Files Is Normal  Search Engine RoundtableA Google Webmaster Help thread has one SEO nervous that she has multiple sitemaps file but the files have duplication amongst the URLs listed in them.


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