change sitemap after 301 redirect

by Masood Afrashteh   Last Updated June 05, 2016 08:01 AM

When I use 301 redirects for all URLs ... should i change sitemap URLs ??? ...... e.g: Sitemap contains bellow URLs

example.com/cat/1.html
example.com/cat/2.html
example.com/cat/3.html

Should i change sitemaps URLs to new Destination?

example.com/cat/year/1.html
example.com/cat/year/2.html
example.com/cat/year/3.html


Answers 1


Yes, change them to the new URLs. Although the 301 redirects tell the search engines where to find moved pages you shouldn't be feeding them inaccurate information about your web pages. Besides possibly being error prone, it may also be an indicator of quality. While this may not affect your rankings, it may possibly affect crawl rate and other related things. If it is in your power to provide an accurate sitemap, you should do so.

John Conde
John Conde
September 04, 2013 21:21 PM

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