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    Post Is it bad to link partner sites from website sitemap?


    Hi,

    My business website has some partner sides - very similar and related business websites - I link some of the pages of partner sites from my sitemap. I dont think that would do any harm in SEO point of view. But my team mates says thats not how it's supposed to be. Yes but i dont think any user go check sitemap and why should it matters?
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    Read what a site map is for and make an educated decision, there's a reason why it's called a (site) map, it's not a site related map.
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    Search engine spider would be confused between two different pages in the sitemap, it would be considered spammy links, so it's not good for ranking. you should not use another site links in your sitemap, otherwise ranking would decrease.
    it's not good according to Search engine guidelines.ase.

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