I recently made changes to my sitemap to remove tags/category showing up in the sitemap. A few pages have already been indexed by Google and are page 1. Google now recognises them as ‘Indexed, not submitted in sitemap’.
My question is, even though there are no crawl issues with the pages and they don’t show any errors in the console, will removing them from the sitemap cause Google to remove them or de-rank the pages?
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