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Google To Deprecate Sitemaps 'Ping' Endpoint Later This Year

  • Google, Monday, June 26, 2023 4:07 PM
Google announced Monday the deprecation of the sitemaps "ping" endpoint and provided recommendations for the use of the lastmod element. Google explained that the sitemap protocol defines an unauthenticated REST method for submitting sitemaps to search engines, but internal data shows the unauthenticated sitemap submissions are not very useful.

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