How to remove blank or missing pages in site index?
When I did my sitemap, I noticed I had 167 links to be crawled in Google Search Console. I wondered if I needed that many links to be crawled because I only have 12 posts to date, and 4 pages.
Then I just submitted a post to SiteComment and, in choosing from the drop down list of posts to request comments for, I'm seeing links to pages that, when I enter into my url box, returns with an error thatt they're not found.
These are links to plugins or images.
I also noticed that tags, categories, images, etc., are part of my sitemap.
My question is two part:
*How do I remove the blank links so that I don't see them in my SiteComment dropdown links?
*Is having all these SiteMap links to tags, categories, etc. essential? Do they harm ranking and SEO?
Some disclosure. I just moved my site to a new domain name as recommended by Kyle and another member here, for the purpose of getting better rankings. My previous site was indexed, the new URL is not indexed, according to the SiteRubix control panel in WA. However, I do notice that when I do a Site:Search in google, my site is on the first page.