Google and Bing stress the importance of lastmod in XML sitemaps

Google and Bing stress the importance of lastmod in XML sitemaps

XML sitemaps are essential for every site’s SEO strategy and are a big part of our core Yoast SEO product. Both Google and Bing have recently renewed emphasis on properly using the lastmod (last modified) tag in XML sitemaps. The leading search engines now advise site owners to use this feature properly for better crawling … Read more

Google Either Trusts Or Doesn’t Trust Your Sitemap’s Lastmod ****

Google Either Trusts Or Doesn’t Trust Your Sitemap’s Lastmod ****

Now that Google is encouraging publishers to use proper lastmod dates in their sitemap files, what happens if your lastmod **** is incorrect and shows the wrong ****. Gary Illyes from Google said either Google trusts your lastmod **** or doesn’t, there is no in between. As a reminder, Google (and Bing) recommended sites upgrade … Read more

WordPress 6.5 gains lastmod **** for sitemaps files

WordPress 6.5 gains lastmod **** for sitemaps files

WordPress version 6.5 now supports including the lastmod element within sitemaps files, which can help search engines understand which pieces of content are new or updated. This can help improve crawl efficiency for search engine crawlers and reduce server load on your website. Lastmod. Lastmod is an element that you can add to your sitemap … Read more

Split SXA Sitemap into Multiple Sitemaps if the Size Limit is Exceeded

Split SXA Sitemap into Multiple Sitemaps if the Size Limit is Exceeded

Challenge: One of the best Sitemap practices is limiting a single sitemap to 50MB (uncompressed) or 50,000 URLs. We must break the Sitemap into multiple sitemaps if we have a larger file or more URLs. Then, reference each of them in the Sitemap index. Sitecore 10.3 onwards, SXA Sitemap supports splitting the Sitemap into multiple … Read more

XML sitemaps and SEO: What you need to know

XML sitemaps and SEO: What you need to know

XML sitemaps just turned 18 in June, and in honor of its full-fledged introduction into adulthood, I’m breaking down how XML sitemaps work, how to build one, and why XML sitemaps offer a boatload of SEO benefits.  What is an XML sitemap? In a nutshell, an XML sitemap is a protocol in XML format that … Read more

Different Types of Sitemaps: XML vs HTML — Serpstat Blog

Different Types of Sitemaps: XML vs HTML — Serpstat Blog

Dario Zadro Sitemaps are essential in ensuring web pages are indexed and easily accessible to both users and search engine crawlers. Sitemaps provide a comprehensive blueprint of a website’s structure, allowing search engines to navigate and understand the content more efficiently. However, two main types of sitemaps serve different purposes: XML and HTML. What is … Read more

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