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I am continually making changes to my site as it's in development. Normally I'm able to send the sitemap to google search console after doing updates. Ive now been waiting two days for it to update. Can I force it to update or some such thing?

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3 hours ago, The-Doctor said:

Can I force [the sitemap] to update or some such thing?

Changes to the sitemap usually appear within an hour, although they can take up to 24 hours to appear. If it is taking longer, you'll want to raise a support ticket through Squarespace Customer Support. You cannot force an update. If you experience any difficulties contacting them, please follow the steps in my guide, how to contact Squarespace.

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Hi @The-Doctor,

I'm happy to help. To update your Squarespace site's sitemap in the Google Search Console after making changes and wanting to expedite the process, you can take the following steps:

  • Resubmit Your Sitemap: You can resubmit your sitemap to Google Search Console to prompt a re-crawl and indexing of your updated content.
  • Check Last Read Value: In Google Search Console, check the Last Read value for your sitemap to ensure it reflects the last time you submitted the URL. This can give you an indication of when Google last processed your sitemap and whether your recent submissions have been acknowledged.
  • Google may still take some time to crawl and index the updated content, especially if there have been significant changes or additions to your site. Allow Google some time to process the request and update its search results accordingly.

By following these steps and being patient, you can help ensure that Google re-crawls and updates your Squarespace sitemap in a timely manner.

If you require further clarification, please don't hesitate to ask.

Sadul Sifat

SEOSpace Team

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