Make sitemap inaccessible to users
« on: February 28, 2012, 12:04:58 AM »
I would like to have my xml sitemap created and constantly updated search engines, however, I would not like my users to be able to type in the www.<sitename>.com\sitemap.xml and actually be able to view the site map. Would I be able to move the sitemap.xml file from my root and put it somewhere else so it is not accessible to users but still updates search engines correctly?
Re: Make sitemap inaccessible to users
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 04:48:38 PM »
Hello,

search engine bots should be able to access your sitemap, so it can't be moved to a place where it's blocked. However, you can choose a filename for your sitemap like "myown_sitemap_423432.xml" so noone would guess where it is.
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Re: Make sitemap inaccessible to users
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 12:44:05 AM »
Great idea, thank you.