as we would like to switch all our client-sites from Yoast to RankMath we had an old sitemap given from Yoast in the Google Search Console named “/sitemap_index.xml”.
After setting up RankMath completely, we do have 3 sitemaps in RankMath:
After a few days of waiting these new 3 sitemaps did not show up in the Google Search Console automatically, so we added them manually today by just pasting these 3 URLs into the sitemap-tab in Google Search Console.
Question A) – Delete Yoast-Sitemap?
Is it recommended to delete the old Yoast-Sitemap or should we just leave the sitemap untouched in GSC as it is?
Question B) – Best way?
Is this the best way of adding new sitemaps to the GSC or should we have waited just a few days more until RankMath adds the new sitemaps automatically on its on to the GSC? How long does this last usually?
Question C) – Updates of these sitemaps?
Do we understand it correctly that – every time we update a page, post, project in the backend or add/delete new/existing pages,posts,projects to WordPress, RankMath initially sends a new version of the sitemap to the GSC? Or do we have to do this manually if we want best results? If RankMath does this automatically … how long does this usually last?
Thanks in advance and best regards?
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