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What's the important of Sitemap Attributes

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by seoteamvo, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hi All Dp Member,
    SEMrush
    Here I mentioned the sitemap coding that i found from xml sitemap creator. but i am confuse that what's the important of these attribute in sitemap.xml page. and how to use or optimize for our sitemap.xml page. please tell me

    <url>
    <loc>/</loc>
    <lastmod>2013-08-27T10:34:08+00:00</lastmod>
    <changefreq>weekly</changefreq>
    <priority>1.00</priority>
    </url>

    1. Here why do we use the <changefreq> tab
    2. and also why we do we use the <priority> tab

    Thanks.
     
    seoteamvo, Sep 12, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    Change frequency will help search engine determine how often to check the page.

    For priority, you can read this article (essentially it can help search engines prioritize crawling and ranking of otherwise "equal" pages on the same site)
     
    websitetools, Sep 19, 2013 IP