In T199252: Search engines continue to link to JS-redirect destination after Wikipedia copyright protest we created sitemaps for Italian Wikipedia and measured their effect on traffic from search engines in T202643: Determine if creation of Italian Wikipedia sitemaps increased traffic from search engines. Our results were inconclusive yet pointing towards sitemaps having no effect on search traffic. We would like to see if we can replicate these results on other projects.
- Generate sitemaps for Indonesian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Dutch, and Korean Wikipedias
- Submit sitemaps to Google search console
- (nice to have) add sitemaps to local robots.txt file for other search engines (Not easily possible, can revisit in a separate task if/when we see something to indicate that sitemaps are useful)