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Does googlebot read & follow links inside xml files?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by henriduf, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. henriduf

    henriduf Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I have a wordpress blog, and i have seen that googlebot used to crawl XML feeds... mean homepage/feed/ and page-url/feed/
    however the page-url/feed/ links can only be seen (i guess) in the master feed homepage/feed/

    However in XML files, the links tag is different. It is enclosed in a <link> tag. Do you think googlebot reads and follow those links in xml files?
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Yes, 100%. Almost all sitemaps are XML files these days, and I believe RSS feeds are XML too. Google loves RSS feeds.