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I'm attaching the link to my auto generated robots.txt file: app.leewardslope.com/robots.txt
As it is autogenerated you can confirm that I have successful enabled S3.
Also, I disabled my cloudinary api, so that you can also confirm it by inspecting any image within my Forem.
Rest of the information are clearly mentioned in the above article, be it realted to making the S3 bucket public, adding my bucket to search console and other requirements.
Hey folks, we at DEV were actually given the instruction from our SEO consultant to submit monthly sitemaps directly via the Search Console and in that context they need to be off the root.
So you may do that using this format:
There is some additional logic in SitemapsController around how this is generated and what the options are that currently have some "magic number syndrome" that applies too much to just DEV.
TL;DR the robots.txt one is not necessarily best practice anyway, but the other functionality is not entirely fleshed out and is not appropriately documented. I'll follow up on these problems as an issue, but @ellativity
and co. heads up on the state of this. We could immediately adjust some of the docs to address this.
So is there any criteria for a post to be eligible to stay in sitemap?; because I was not able to see all of my posts in the sitemap.
Anyways something is always better than nothing, but just curious to know about it; as sitemap submission is one of the essential step for SEO.
Good question. @ben
do we need to do a manual sitemap submission per month?
I have the same issue that the sitemap wasnt updating, so i need to do it manually with
Offcourse the best solution is to have this automated, not sure if this already part of Forem and could be an issue with our setup.
I didn’t read Ben’s post on this properly. All the monthly sitemaps are automated (i think) and then you manually submit then like this:
So you should add sitemap-Feb-2021.xml and sitemap-Mar-2021.xml and so-forth to your search console.
Yup that's right.
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