index or noindex sitemap.htm?

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  1. Sburator

    Sburator Registered Member

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    Hello,

    What do you advise me? Should I index, follow or noindex, follow an HTML sitemap (sitemap.html)? The sitemap contains around 600 links (internal links).

    Thank you very much.
     
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    In my experience, the Googlebot does not index those pages simply because they don't help the searcher. However, it's true that sometimes they're indexed, but from what I have seen they don't hurt the organic results. Simply put, it doesn't matter. Just make sure to include the link to the sitemap in the robots.txt file.
     
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    I agree with seo_seo_seo...but if you are still doubtful, i would recommend the NoIndex option...
     
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  4. bartosimpsonio

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    Won't make a difference at all.
     
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