Your tag and category pages could be very important pages on your site. If you use these pages right, they can boost your site’s SEO. They can make great landing pages that could also prevent your individual pages from competing.
You may wonder if you should also include these taxonomy pages in your XML sitemap. In this Ask Yoast, we explain whether you should, and why!
Our support team received the following question from a Yoast SEO user:
“I just installed Yoast SEO. Should I include taxonomies, like tags and categories in my XML sitemap?”
Check out the video or read the answer below!
Include taxonomies in XML sitemap
“Well, of course, you should, that’s what we do by default. We do that for a reason. Your tags and your categories could be very important pages on your site.
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