sitemap in staging site

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  • hi I made a staging site and I see that a staging sitemap has been made. Isn’t this sent to google?
    Thanks so much

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for contacting us.

    It depends on whether you wish the stating site to get indexed on the SERPs or not. Staging websites are usually created for testings or to create the pre-release of the website, and thus they are set to as No Index and their sitemaps are not submitted to GSC.

    If you wish to get your staging website indexed, then you can set it as Index and disable (if enabled) the “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” option from your WordPress admin area > Settings > Reading.

    Further, you can submit your sitemaps to your Google Search Console account and then wait for Google to crawl the website.

    Hope that helps.

    Thank you.

    No I don’t want it to be sent to google it would be duplicate content, I have already enabled the option Do not recommend search engines to index this site “from the WordPress admin area> Settings> Reading.
    The important thing is that the site map staging is no index, otherwise I disable the plugin in staging, I use it only for testing
    Thanks so much

    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply.

    It is completely normal for the sitemap files to be set to No Index since you do not want them to be indexed on SERPs.

    The sitemaps are intended to be crawled by the search engines but they are not to be indexed/displayed on the search results and hence the sitemaps are kept as No Index.

    As you’ve enabled the “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” option, you do not need to worry about duplicate content.

    Hope that helps.

    Thank you.

    Thanks

    Hello,

    We’re glad that we could address your concern.

    If you have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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