Question: If we have an existing well-established highly-visited landing page without much english-language file naming use, will it be worthwhile to migrate that landing page to one that does?
Question: Do you think that Google cares if a page is named”…,htm” instead of “…html” such as for at least the HTML site map page?
Question: The sitemap tool you showed has the 500 page limit, which would work for me but because of my image-intensive site, it seems to be indexing all of my images too. Is there a way to work around this… to have it ignore the images subfolder?
Answer: Q1. Landing page. If it is working, don’t break it. If it is truly generating good traffic, then move to other areas of your SEO / website where things are NOT working. That said, you can have multiple focused web pages, and/or transition to better formats. Just don’t lose the traffic you DO have. So don’t just delete pages willy-nilly. Traffic is a precious asset!
File extensions – HTM, HTML, PHP – don’t really matter. What matters is that the actual page is HTML.
Question 3. Use the ROBOTS.TXT file to EXCLUDE your images (hopefully they are pre-organized into a few folders such as IMAGE). The tools ignore the files as indicated in the ROBOTS.TXT file.
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