An Introduction to Google Sitemaps - The XML Sitemap...
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The XML Sitemap Format uses the following XML tags:
- urlset : this tag encapsulates all other tags of this list;
- url : this tag encapsulates the changefreq, lastmod, loc and priority tags of this list;
- changefreq (optional) is how frequently the content at the URL is likely to change. Valid values are 'always', 'hourly', 'daily', 'weekly', 'monthly', 'yearly' and 'never';
- lastmod (optional) is the time the content at the URL was last modified. The timestamp has to be in a ISO 8601 format;
- loc (required) : the URL location / a URL for a page on your site (< 2.048 characters).
- priority (optional) : the priority of the page relative to other pages on the same site and is a number between 0.0 and 1.0 (default 0.5). This priority is only used to select between URLs on your site. The priority of your pages will not be compared to the priority of pages on other sites.
An urlset may contain up to 50.000 URL's and the file must not be larger than 10MB when uncompressed. Multiple Sitemaps are gathered in a Sitemap index file with a maximum of 1,000 sitemaps of the same site.
The Google Sitemaps URL: https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/
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