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I have a rare error. I have translated my website in to multiple languages, using Magento, like www.example.com/de Now, I have added www.example.com/de in Search console and I want to send the sitemap, Google tells me to add the name of the sitemap that the page has to have structure of www.example.com/de/... but I can't do that because I have to create a folder in the root /de and if I go to www.example.com/de I see an error 403. Please suggest how I could do this, Thanks!

  • You don't necessarily have to put your sitemap into a sub folder. You could simply set the file name to be de-sitemap.xml for your German store and i.e. en-sitemap.xml for your English store and set the path to be /. What is your further requirement in this that makes need to have this particular structure? – Christoph Farnleitner Feb 7 '18 at 21:10
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Google allows you to add multiple sitemaps for each domain. You are not required to have these maps in different sub-folders. You will need to create ones with different names for each language. for example de-sitemap.xml or sitemap-de.xml

  1. In your Magento admin navigate to Catalog -> Google Sitemap
  2. Create a sitemap with different names for each language. A language is usually associated with a store view. For example:

    Filename   => sitemap-de.xml
    Path       => /
    Store View => German
    
  3. Add the sitemap for each language to your Google Search Console. In our example it would be http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap-de.xml

Magento can update your sitemap regularly. Go to System > Configuration > Catalog > Google Sitemap > Generation Settings. Enable Generation and set the frequency as desired.

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