Updates to Google Webmaster Tools’ Sitemaps!

Jan 28, 2012 | 2,943 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Recently Google announced the an update to Webmaster Tools sitemaps.

Now onwards sitemaps page will also display statistics from Web, Videos, Images and News, thus retiring Video Sitemaps Labs. This new addition will let you know how many items of each type were added and for few content types, the number of indexed items.

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You can now test a sitemap for errors taking only a few seconds to complete. But the initial testing may miss the errors which can only be detected only once the URLs are downloaded. Besides this, errors and warnings will now be displayed in groups and errors and warnings from child sitemaps have been aggregated for Sitemap index files, so that you do not have to click through each child Sitemap.

Towards the end the working of the "Delete" button has been changed. It will delete the Sitemap from Webmaster Tools, from the accounts of the owners of the website.

For any queries, go to Webmaster Help Forum.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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