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Is a sitemap required for 3-4 page google websites? Will it changed it at all?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by BarnyardSEO, Feb 2, 2020.

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    I just uploaded my new website to google. Before I work on a sitemap, I was wondering if you could take a look and see if I require a sitemap. Google has not yet indexed my site.

    Also, do sitemaps even have any SEO benefit besides making google aware of your webpages? Would adding a sitemap to my website give me any advantage in the ranking or location of the website on google search.
    SEMrush
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    BarnyardSEO
     
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    BarnyardSEO, Feb 2, 2020 IP
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    No, will not help at all.
    Some of my websites got over 100k pages, fully indexed, never submitted any sitemap.
    You got like 4 pages.

    It also does not helps in search rankings at all.
    More or less, its simply a way to tell google about your deep linked pages which are not easily accessible, and to tell google when the page has changed so that google can reindex it.
    Basically, google did this so that they can reduce load on their indexing bots by not re-crawling pages which never get updated.
     
    JEET, Feb 2, 2020 IP