Configuring Google XML Sitemaps, explanation of the settings and options

10. Post priority > Choose for the one which comes closest to your website


11. Check the first 3 boxes, and you might want to check the categories as well if you've paid attention to them.

All you need to know about categories

12. Highly recommended to leave this box checked


13. Exclude category > It's possible you do not want a category in your sitemap. Do you want to rank with a category?

Be sure that you've checked the boxes for this on your sitemap and on your SEO all in one.

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14. Exclude individual posts or pages

If you have pages that are blocked by robots or are behind a password-protected area, do not include those pages in the sitemap.



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reanna1 Premium
Great training! Thanks, Loes!
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You're welcome Rebecca:)
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Marcus1978 Premium
I don't need this training but I gave it a "Like" anyway :-)
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Loes Premium
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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Loes Premium
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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Loes Premium
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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Loes Premium
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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startouched Premium
Thanks for sharing, Loes!
-Kathy
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My pleasure Kathy:)
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Compsol99 Premium
Thanks very much for the great training session Loes!
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You're welcome Shawn, thank you
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