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Can I add or ping my XML sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools everyday?
I am adding new content on a daily basis and want Google crawlers to index them asap so that they are not copied by somebody and indexed on their site before mine.
I hope adding site-maps daily to webmaster tools wont result in Google penalty or something similar?
My sitemaps are accurate. I mean: they offer the creation date of the content or the last modified/updated date. This gives bots useful information about the my pages and helps them deciding if they have to crawl again or not.
I have had no problems and have doing this way for more than a year.
From what I know, it is OK to ping Google to update your sitemap:
- if you have something new
- not more than every 1 hour
Just my 2 cents.