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Are ROR XML sitemaps still any use?

Are ROR XML sitemaps still any use?

I`ve read they are, and I`ve read they are not, and I`ve also read that they can be detrimental to SEO because of duplicated content of that in a standard XML sitemap...

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  • Ranu Jain: Hi Mattew,

    I don't use ROR sitemaps anymore. They were good at the time they were emerged, gradually they got dumped as there was no such benefit. In fact,  ;people complained that they got into issues with crawling using them.

    I would say that just use the standard format  ;XML sitemaps. ;

    Just my 2 cents.
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