Sitemap on Google Search Console not helping top 6 links to change

by Luke Chavez   Last Updated June 03, 2019 16:04 PM

I am currently attempting to alter the way Google will display the top 6 links when you search for our URL on Google's search engine. I have read about creating a sitemap.xml file and created the file in a similar manor to what I have attached. I have also written a robots.txt file that declares Noindex on three of the URLs we do not want to show up in our top 6 links. Sadly after deploying these files to the live site and requesting indexing of all of the needed pages in Google's Search Console nothing has changed. Does anyone have experience changing the top 6 links for a Google search? Is there more I can do besides wait for Google to hopefully change these links? Thank you for the advise! SO

Tried to create a sitemap.xml and robots.txt file to point Google where to crawl on the site.

Also have requested reindexing of all pages that I would like to be displayed in our "top 6" here is a sample of how amazon.com looks when searched:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset
  xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9
  http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd">
  <url>
  <loc>https://www.?????.com/</loc>
  <lastmod>2019-04-22T15:54:11+00:00</lastmod>
  <priority>1.00</priority>
  </url>
  <url>
    <loc>https://www.?????.com/services</loc>
    <lastmod>2019-05-16T18:11:15+00:00</lastmod>
    <priority>0.80</priority>
  </url>
  <url>
    <loc>https://www.?????.com/photography</loc>
    <lastmod>2019-05-16T18:11:15+00:00</lastmod>
    <priority>0.80</priority>
  </url>
  <url>
    <loc>https://www.?????.com/floorplans</loc>
    <lastmod>2019-05-16T18:11:15+00:00</lastmod>
    <priority>0.80</priority>
  </url>
  <url>
    <loc>https://www.?????.com/samples</loc>
    <lastmod>2019-05-16T18:11:15+00:00</lastmod>
    <priority>0.80</priority>
  </url>
  <url>
    <loc>https://www.?????.com/our-process</loc>
    <lastmod>2019-05-16T18:11:15+00:00</lastmod>
    <priority>0.80</priority>
  </url>
  <url>
    <loc>https://www.?????.com/pricing</loc>
    <lastmod>2019-05-16T18:11:15+00:00</lastmod>
    <priority>0.80</priority>
  </url>
  <url>
    <loc>https://www.?????.com/opportunities</loc>
    <lastmod>2019-05-16T18:11:15+00:00</lastmod>
    <priority>0.80</priority>
  </url>
</urlset>

ROBOTS SAMPLE

User-Agent: *
Disallow: /system/

Noindex: https://www.??????.com/system/resources/W1siZiIsIjIwMTUvMDEvMTQvMTIvNTUvNDQvMjQyL1BsYW5PbWF0aWNSYXRlU2hlZXQucGRmIl1d/PlanOmaticRateSheet.pdf
Noindex: https://www.??????.com/system/resources/W1siZiIsIjIwMTYvMDgvMjkvMTAvNTQvMzUvMTE3L1BsYW5PbWF0aWNfUmF0ZV9TaGVldF8wOC4yOS4xNi5wZGYiXV0/PlanOmatic%20Rate%20Sheet%2008.29.16.pdf
Noindex: https://www.??????.com/20463

Sitemap: https://??????.com/sitemap.xml

I expect to alter the results shown in Google when searching for our full URL without https://



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