I am having Pro Managed Wordpress hosting in GoDaddy.
I want to hide my sitemap from public access.
For example, my sitemap files are at:
I want to hide these URLs from public viewing but it should be available to Google and should be indexed. Robots.txt should also allow the crawling.
How can I achieve this?
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I don't see why a structure of a site could cause you issues with a competitor?
The point of the sitemap is to have the pages indexed, so people can find them easier, which does, to a point, has to reveal how your site is organized such as:
Those will be indexable, to gain more traffic and present information.
The folders which you don't want to have index is like
Then, if that is the case, then those shouldn't be in your sitemap at all. Plus you can exclude those from the indexing also.