Latest Sitemap News
A sitemap is an XML file listing all the pages, videos, and other files on your website. Google uses this to identify pages on your site and intelligently crawl them.
If you are Googling something specific on your site and one of the results is your XML sitemap, then it is likely that you have site quality issues.
Google's John Mueller replied to a Reddit Thread with some advice on how best to build an XML sitemap, including warning against crawler-based
Google recommends using multiple sitemaps so you can filter issues in the Search Console to parts of your site.
Google confirmed that when redirecting content to new URLs you should upload a copy of the old Sitemap so that Google can pick up on the redirects faster.