If you exclude a post type form being included in the sitemap, the old URL of that post type sitemap looks like a 404 page, but sends a 200 status, not a 404 status:
I’ve seen this happen on about 5 different sites now, some with plugin, some with none, on various different version of wordpress
This has caused major issues on some sites where the 404 looking page, is actually a duplicate of the home page, thus a duplicate homepage gets indexed in Google.
Thanks for you help
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