Good question! Marketing links are included in the sitemap, though you need to make sure they all include OG tags for image, title, and description. The easiest way to do this is just to fill out the section called Social Media Display Customization on this page.
The sitemap is generated daily, though of course it’s up to Google how often the indexing takes place. We can lead them to water, but we can’t force them to drink it. The Google App Indexing Status area at the bottom of your Branch Dashboard will let you know if/when we see Google come by to check on things.
Hi! Branch makes this pretty easy to set up. Unfortunately there’s no guarantee that Google will actually do anything even after you’ve set it up, so it can be a bit difficult to get immediate feedback on what is working or not working. But this is the best option at the moment.
Take a look at this docs page and let me know if you have any further questions!
Sorry for the delay here — turns out we had a system maintenance window last night and the sitemap generation was delayed. What a coincidence for that to happen right as you were trying to get everything set up! It looks like things are configured properly now (you can see the status at the bottom of your Branch dashboard), so the next step is just waiting for Google to come by…
Hi, great news !
I still have some questions, I’m making process in the same time.
I’ve just configured a custom domain but it looks like the “old” link don’t work with the custom domain. If I create new one, it’s seems to work.
Is it normal ?
New link : http://animaux.oworld.fr/vache
The old ‘standard’ domain is actually separate from the new custom domain, so the links are distinct items and not directly equivalent with each other, even though they have the same URL slugs. This is a little confusing, I apologize. You’ll need to recreate those links on the new custom domain.
Unfortunately there isn’t any way to ‘help’ Google with the site map after it is submitted to them, at least that we know of. We have been reaching out to our contacts there, so hopefully this will become smoother over time!