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    Sitemap Hreflang Attributes


    Hey everyone, i have a quick question.

    Is it a good practice to add attributes (priority, changefreq and lastmod) for hreflang URL's in sitemap?
    I haven't seen a sitemap before that used sitemap attributes that contains hreflang URL's. If it is applicable, do i need to add the attributes for every hreflang URL's? Or would it be suffice to add it under the main url only?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Just because you set the priority, ch freq and lastmod it doesn't influence the search engine. Read this as it doesn't impact SEO at all. There is no guarantee as to when the sitemap will be crawled and that particular information recognized. The sitemap is just a suggestion to search engines. Google will only examine a portion of your sitemap if is it large and read other parts the next time it visits. Google will in all likely hood determine how much load it can hit your server with and index your site like any other site, one page at a time.

    So if you are implying that adding this to the sitemap will get Google to recognize the hreflang tags sooner, no not really.
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    There is a thread where an example of implementing hreflang via sitemap is discussed. Just recently within the last few months. Look it up.

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