Configuring Google XML Sitemaps, explanation of the settings and options

4. Basic options > Leave by default > 3 boxes checked

You want to send Google and Bing notifications

Add sitemap URL makes it easy for the robots crawling your website

5. Advanced options > leave the first boxes empty

And leave the XSLT Stylesheet box checked by default

When possible, check the box before Include sitemap in HTML format.

not all search engines are capable to index XML format.

6. Allow anonymous statistics means that the developer of the plugin receives data, so they can improve the plugin when necessary.

Add additional pages.

This option can be important when you have a static homepage. When the homepage contains the blogroll, it will be added to your sitemap. If you have a separate blog page, you might want to add this page here. Because you can change the priority and the frequency of the times Google will crawl your page.

7. Add your blog page URL

8. Set the priority on 7 or 8

9. Change the frequency to daily when you blog every day




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Great training! Thanks, Loes!
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You're welcome Rebecca:)
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I don't need this training but I gave it a "Like" anyway :-)
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Thank you so much, Marcus! That means a lot to me!
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Gordon-D Premium
My sitemap is not as specific as the one you show.
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Did you use the plugin Kyle advised? Google XML sitemaps?
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Gordon-D Premium
Ahh no AIO sitemap, is there a big difference. I thought I read somewhere that there was no need to use the plugin, use AIO
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I have 7 websites, and the AIO refused to do its job on the first 3 I tried, so I go for Kyle's recommendation
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Gordon-D Premium
OK am going to change over and follow your immaculate training. :-)

On another subject, when setting up GA what do you class as Industry category
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I don't recall that Gordon, can you ask the community?
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Gordon-D Premium
I have but no answer, not to worry. Thanks for the sitemap training all switched over
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Thanks for sharing, Loes!
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My pleasure Kathy:)
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Thanks very much for the great training session Loes!
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You're welcome Shawn, thank you
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