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Sitemap Change Frequency - Daily Vs Weekly

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by juz4dafunofit, Oct 31, 2008.

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    Hi All,
    SEMrush
    Recently I changed my sitemap change frequency to daily from weekly. Im not sure if this will affect my rankings at all. I know ill be spidered everyday but my content doesn't change every day. Could this have an adverse affect on my rankings and would a weekly frequency be more suitable?

    Thanks

    J
     
    juz4dafunofit, Oct 31, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. gbh1935

    gbh1935 Peon

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    it is a "hint" to the search engine, not a command. I have never heard of any adverse effects from setting it to a realistic amount.
     
    gbh1935, Nov 3, 2008 IP
  3. Stranger12

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    yes, it's right... in my case no difference too
     
    Stranger12, Nov 12, 2008 IP
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    While the frequency of the page changing doesn't usually have an effect on Google indexing your content, the actual frequency that you change you content with matching up with those values does.

    You should just try to think about how often the content changes for any given page, and the sitemap should reflect that, it's not anything ultra complicated. Google just looks to see if your content is changing at the frequency you are claiming it does.
     
    yelirekim, Nov 15, 2008 IP
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    johnsunvalley Banned

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    according to your new content, just weekly.
     
    johnsunvalley, Nov 16, 2008 IP
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    Yes. u should use weekly frequency. If u update ur pages daily then u can use daily
     
    helioworld, Mar 1, 2010 IP
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    I don't think tha has an effect on Google and indexing of your content. I tryed to do it a year ago with my sites, but there were no results
     
    silver-ok, Mar 3, 2010 IP
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    I dont think ranking has to do anything with. IMO
     
    tata_capl, Mar 7, 2010 IP
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    Does the change frequency have any impact on how many links google indexes when it visits? So basically I am thinking that if currently your frequency is set to daily, but you set it to monthly (assuming your content changes monthly), than google will skip the pages it indexed less than a month ago and proceed to index more pages. I currently have a large amount of indexed pages (over 100k) and trying to get google to index them all. Wondering if setting the change frequency will help me get more pages indexed.AllAboutDaycare
     
    allaboutdaycare, Aug 28, 2011 IP
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    Its according to You if u Change your site content then u can set it daily other wise weekly.weekly is good for site.
     
    mit.kamal, Aug 28, 2011 IP
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    Can anybody tell me how to change a site map?
     
    ketpr, Mar 14, 2012 IP
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    Google sitemaps have an ‘Update Frequency’ (Change Frequency) parameter that informs GoogleBot how often a web page is updated. For example, a blog homepage may be updated as often as ‘Daily’ while the individual blog post entries are basically ‘Never’ updated. Setting the Update Frequency of the links in a Google sitemap correctly is critical for search engine optimization (SEO).

    make sure you keep your Update Frequency for individual posts (that do not change significantly) to ‘Never’ or, at most, ‘Yearly’. Based on our experience, I recommend you set this to ‘Never’ for large sites (blogs, forums) with hundreds of thousands of posts (pages) that rarely, if ever, change.
     
    rajuginne, Apr 27, 2013 IP