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June 2022 Release Notes

Improvements

  • Support for Cross-Posted Sitemaps: We now support the ability to host your sitemap on an external site and index with our system. Ensure that your robots.txt lists the external sitemap url, and that the URLs on the sitemap match the domain you want to be indexed, illustrated below:

    Robots.txt File on Main Domain: https://www.example.gov/robots.txt

      sitemap: https://www.anothersite.gov/sitemap.xml
    

    Externally Hosted Sitemap: https://www.anothersite.gov/sitemap.xml

      <urlset xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd">
      <url>
      <loc>https://example.gov/my-page.html</loc>
      <lastmod>2022-07-06T00:00:00+00:00</lastmod>
      </url>
      </urlset>
    
  • Security Enhancements: We’ve improved our ability to respond to external attacks to the system.
  • ElasticSearch Upgrade: We’ve continued progress on upgrading our ElasticSearch version across our system.
July 06, 2022