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Should I submit all these sitemap.xml to google search console?

Shawn512
Shopify Partner
111 2 15

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these are my subfolders for different countries.

should I submit them all?

Thanks

Pet Travel Supplies Small Business
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sampymishra
Shopify Partner
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Hi @Shawn512 

 

Submitting separate sitemaps for different countries or regions is generally recommended when you have subfolders targeting specific locations. Submitting country-specific sitemaps can help Google understand the structure of your website and its content targeting different countries more accurately.

 

When submitting country-specific sitemaps, ensure each sitemap contains relevant URLs to the respective country or region. This will help Google understand the targeted content and appropriately rank it in country-specific search results.

 

Additionally, make sure your website has proper hreflang annotations implemented. These annotations indicate to search engines the language and country targeting of each page, providing further signals for better geo-targeting.

 

Sampy Mishra | Customer Success Manager @ AdNabu

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sampymishra
Shopify Partner
296 10 35

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Hi @Shawn512 

 

Submitting separate sitemaps for different countries or regions is generally recommended when you have subfolders targeting specific locations. Submitting country-specific sitemaps can help Google understand the structure of your website and its content targeting different countries more accurately.

 

When submitting country-specific sitemaps, ensure each sitemap contains relevant URLs to the respective country or region. This will help Google understand the targeted content and appropriately rank it in country-specific search results.

 

Additionally, make sure your website has proper hreflang annotations implemented. These annotations indicate to search engines the language and country targeting of each page, providing further signals for better geo-targeting.

 

Sampy Mishra | Customer Success Manager @ AdNabu

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Shawn512
Shopify Partner
111 2 15

Thanks for your reply.

As you mentioned: "make sure your website has proper hreflang annotations implemented."

Please could you tell me, will Shopify automatically do this thing for me? or I need to add the hreflang code by myself?

Pet Travel Supplies Small Business
Shawn512
Shopify Partner
111 2 15

I found a answer from Shopify documents here:


Hreflang tags and meta tags are automatically created for every international domain or subfolder that you set up. Your sitemaps also include all published languages to help search engines detect the different languages on your store.

Pet Travel Supplies Small Business

Elias
Shopify Staff
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Hey, @Shawn512.

 

Thanks for reaching out and posting this question!

 

You only need to submit the main file, sitemap.xml, to Google for each of your connected domains and there's a couple of ways you can do that. After you find the sitemap, you can verify your domain(s) using the following methods:

 

That being said, if you prefer more of a guided tutorial, then we've also got a video on that here: How to submit a sitemap to Google

 

I'd love to hear more about your business! What kinds of products are you selling? Do you have a marketing plan prepared for your store?

 

Elias | Social Care @ Shopify 
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