Custom XML sitemap problems

so basically from webflow answer, i can understand that we have 2 options and both are not helping:

  • The first is to auto generate sitemap and include no index and robots.txt pages (totally bad for SEO).
  • secondly, we can create a custom sitemap and upload it to the webflow root but every time we will update the site we will need to send it manually again to webflow root and then to google search console again?

webflow official answer:
"It is not possible to exclude a page from the automatically generated sitemap. CMS Collection pages with no content in them will not be included in sitemaps by default.

If you prefer to write your own custom sitemap.xml, you can and add that to your Webflow project.

  1. Disable the auto-generated sitemap by switching the Auto-generate sitemap toggle to “No”
  2. Paste your custom sitemap.xml in the text area
  3. Save and publish"

I believe that’s a non-issue. Google uses sitemap simply as a guide to navigate your site more efficiently, it is not a directive on what to index. The meta noindex is what determines index state, not the sitemap.

If you did manual ( but, why ), yes you’d have to updated it each time you changed your site page structure.

No you would not need to resubmit it. Once Google has it, it rechecks it regularly.