How to disable sitemap.xml with robots.txt?

by jaycee_rowe , in category: SEO , 8 months ago

How to disable sitemap.xml with robots.txt?

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by dejuan.watsica , 8 months ago


To disable the sitemap.xml file using the robots.txt file, you can add the following rule to the robots.txt file:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /sitemap.xml

  1. Open the robots.txt file on your website.
  2. Add the above lines to the file, specifying the User-agent as '*' (which applies to all bots or crawlers).
  3. Specify the Disallow directive followed by the path to your sitemap.xml file, which in this case is '/sitemap.xml'.
  4. Save the robots.txt file.

This rule tells search engine crawlers not to access or index the sitemap.xml file.