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Include 'noindex/noarchive' pages in xml sitemap?
besnette

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Msg#: 4416640 posted 6:35 pm on Feb 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone -
I was just wondering today - if a site has a section of pages that are designated noindex/noarchive, should those pages be included in an xml sitemap submission? Even though there is content on those pages, like directory listings, I don't really want them showing up in site:mysite.com - so should they be omitted from an xml sitemap?

Just curious. Thanks for any feedback!

 

tedster

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Msg#: 4416640 posted 7:28 pm on Feb 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Since the purpose of a Sitemap is to list all the URLs that you do want to see indexed, I cant see any reason to include noindex URLs of any kind.

g1smd

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Msg#: 4416640 posted 7:37 pm on Feb 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Include only URLs to be indexed.

Exclude redirects and noindex pages.

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