understanding Sitemap.xml

by Paulmcf1987   Last Updated June 20, 2018 16:04 PM

I have added a Yoast sitemap which has the default URL site.com/sitemap_index.xml/

I use rtye to monitor different aspects of SEO which yoast reffered me to. This tells me that a critical error is not having a sitemap url of site.com/sitemap.xml so does not appear to recognise the url of its refferal partners sitemap.

I was wondering in the sitemap url has any impact? i have submitted it to google and bing and both are aware of the url and have indexed the subsequent URLs.

also I have downloaded a different sitemap plugin which gives me the /sitemap.xml url. Google gives the option to add additional sitemaps. would there be any benefit/disadvantage to using both sitemaps? both sitemaps essentially contain the same information

The new one appears, from what I can gather to be the better plugin. If it is recommended to use only one sitemap, would it cause issues with my rankings etc. to delete the old one and replace with the new one?

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