Google Sitemaps URL Order Does Not Matter

Jun 14, 2018 • 7:18 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that the order of the URLs in your XML Sitemap files does not matter. He did say that you probably should save the "start of the file for the most awesome URLs." But he later added that "the order among them doesn't matter." He then clarified to make it clear "the order in the sitemap file doesn't matter at all." He said the awesome comment was that your web pages should be awesome in general.

Here is his tweet:

Vanessa Fox responded on Twitter as follows:

John clarified as explained above:

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