Sitemaps: URLs Not In Sitemap

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URLs Not In Sitemap

URLs that are not in an XML Sitemap, but were discovered in the crawl.

This might be on purpose (as they are not important), or they might be missing, and the XML Sitemap needs to be updated to include them.

This filter does not consider non-indexable URLs, it assumes they are correctly non-indexable, and therefore shouldn’t be flagged to be included.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

To populate this filter the ‘Crawl Linked XML Sitemaps’ configuration must be selected via ‘Config > Spider > Crawl’, and post ‘Crawl Analysis‘ must be performed.

View URLs with this issue in the ‘Sitemaps’ tab and ‘URLs Not In Sitemap’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

Read our tutorial on ‘How To Audit XML Sitemaps‘.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when there are URLs that were discovered during a website crawl but are not included in the site’s XML Sitemap.

How To Fix

Consider including important canonical URLs within the XML Sitemap.

This does not make up for good site architecture and internal linking, but it can aid discovery for large websites, inform Google when the page was last updated, and aid with monitoring indexing of pages.

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