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This post was originally was originally published here on Search Engine Round Table.

We had a slew of tweets triggered by Gary Illyes of Google and then followed up by John Mueller of Google around robots.txt and XML sitemap files ranking in Google. In short, if they rank for normal queries, John Mueller said “that’s usually a sign that your site is really bad off and should be improved instead.”