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Google Says Only Keep Old Redirected URLs In Sitemaps Files Temporarily

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Google Says Only Keep Old Redirected URLs In Sitemaps Files Temporarily


Google’s John Mueller said again on Twitter that you should only keep old URLs that have been redirected elsewhere in your XML sitemap file temporarily and not long term. John has said this a few times before – but now John is saying keep them there for one to three months, as opposed to less than six months. In fact, John previously stated these strategies have limited impact overall.

John said on Twitter this morning “for a temporary state it’s fine to have redirects in the sitemap file.” “Long term, you want the URLs listed there that you want as canonical,” he added.

So yes, your XML sitemaps should probably only contain URLs that work properly and do not 404 or 301 or 302 to other places. But in the short term, you can have those in place but don’t forget about them and make sure to remove those from your sitemap in the future.

John later added “The reasons for that differ: for redirects, the sitemap lightly helps with recrawling (finding the redirects). For stable URLs, the sitemap helps with canonicalization.””Temporary is when the move is mostly complete, and you want to focus on the new stable state. Practically, probably after 1-3 months. To be fair, I suspect the effect is minimal nowadays, but optimizers want to optimize,” he added.

Here are those tweets:

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Google Business Profiles Showing Review Time For Some Edits

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Google may now show you the time it takes to review a requested edit in Google Business Profiles. So if you edit, let’s say, your business category, Google may show you that this type of edit takes about 10 minutes to be reviewed by someone at Google.

Colan Nielsen shared a screenshot of this on Twitter the other day and wrote “First time seeing messaging after making edits to a GBP where Google tells you down to the minute how long until your edit is reviewed. In this case, the edit was pushed live in under ten minutes.”

Here is that screenshot:

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I have never seen this before and boy does this put some pressure on Google to get edits done fast.

I do wonder if this notice about how long the edit might take will last…

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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