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Leafgreen

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Will Google not index URLs that I delete from sitemaps.xml?
« on: September 17, 2009, 07:10:32 PM »
I've generated my sitemaps.xml. If I manually delete some rows/URLs from the sitemaps.xml file, even though the files for those URLs still exist and are accessible on the Web, will Google still index them?  ???

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Re: Will Google not index URLs that I delete from sitemaps.xml?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009, 02:11:41 PM »
Hello,

Google can find your pages without sitemap, with their own crawler bot, so they can still index those pages.
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Re: Will Google not index URLs that I delete from sitemaps.xml?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 09:59:07 PM »
You will want to using a robots.txt file.

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