We run a wring google sitemap, and want to stop it now, we already delete it from google account, should I need to remove the verify page? and all of the sitemap xml files?
we'll submit a correct xml in future.
4:24 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)
I'd delete the xml file. That won't make google forget about it, but at least they can't come get it anymore. Keeping the verification file allows you to still view statistics, plus it verifies ownership. They will be more inclined to communicate with you through the sitemap system if the need arises (such as a penalty etc)