Recently I’ve changed my sitemap name from whatever/sitemap XML to something else like my XML and submitted it in Search Console.Will Google reduce the indexing or crawling of my website or webpages?

Recently I’ve changed my sitemap name from whatever/sitemap XML to something else like my XML and submitted it in Search Console.Will Google reduce the indexing or crawling of my website or webpages?

Webmaster Guru Asked on May 26, 2017 in Search Console.
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JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):

No. Changing the URL of your sitemap file is totally irrelevant for us, in the sense that we find the new sitemap file, we start processing the new sitemap file, and we just use those URLs there. It’s not something where you have to have a history of a sitemap URL for things to work. So that shouldn’t have any effect at all on crawling, indexing, or ranking.

Webmaster Guru Answered on May 26, 2017.
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