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How many sitemaps are to be created for a website

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by muqtada123, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. #1
    Google prefers to have a sitemap for a website, what if i wish to have more than one sitemap created and submitted daily. Need suggestions
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    muqtada123, Jul 7, 2009 IP
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  2. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Each site map can only have up to 50,000 urls in it. Once you reach 50,000, a second site map must be generated. Google will download and process that second sitemap with no problems.

    My main forum has an automatic sitemap generator installed. Everyday, 12 sitemaps are generated with 45,000 URLs in each one. Google grabs the sitemaps everyday, and indexes them with no problems. In my google webmaster tools it even shows where each site map was downloaded, how many urls it contained and if there were any errors.

    Lets say that you have a blog and a forum on one domain name. You can submit a sitemap for each one.
     
    ~kev~, Jul 7, 2009 IP
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    dairyman Notable Member

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    It is better to have at least one sitemap.xml for your site and generate the site map and submit the same to google whenever you refresh the contents in the site. That is enough, I think.
     
    dairyman, Jul 7, 2009 IP
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    #4
    you can create as many times as you want, but why you do it ??? just adding one sitemap is sufficient.
     
    roshandark, Jul 7, 2009 IP
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    submit just one xml for google & MSN, txt for yahoo.

    Manipulate links if you delete or increase interlinks, pages and resubmit the same.
     
    tommseo, Jul 9, 2009 IP
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    Rumait Active Member

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    Submit once
     
    Rumait, Jul 11, 2009 IP
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    Traffic-Bug Active Member

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    You can have as many sitemaps as needed, you will then create a sitemap index file and submit that index file to the search engines, it depends on the sitemap protocol.
     
    Traffic-Bug, Jul 11, 2009 IP
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    Good info here - just what I was looking for - thanks man.
     
    Dgroce, Jul 12, 2009 IP
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    #9
    There is no benefit to adding more than 1 sitemap.xml
    Plus that is just extra work that you don't need to do!
     
    GSchneider, Jul 12, 2009 IP
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    kailash Well-Known Member

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    You will only need to create another sitemap if you have reached to 50000 URLs in one sitemap otherwise there is no need to create second sitemap.

    Kailash
     
    kailash, Jul 12, 2009 IP
  11. NHN

    NHN Banned

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    #11
    no need to do more than one sitemap..

    only generate sitemap.xml
     
    NHN, Jul 17, 2009 IP
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    xphnlove2004 Peon

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    You can submit many sitemap as you want. I have submited 20+ sitemaps for my site
     
    xphnlove2004, Jul 17, 2009 IP
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    Giber Well-Known Member

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    Is there any rule to name sitemaps properly?
     
    Giber, Jul 20, 2009 IP
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    mpreyesmr Banned

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    #14
    xml sitemaps better than html sitemaps?
     
    mpreyesmr, Jul 25, 2009 IP
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    Fantasyguy Peon

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    #15
    Agreed, adding more than 1 sitemap is generally a waste of time.
     
    Fantasyguy, Jul 25, 2009 IP
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    xml sitemap is the way i go. It has never had a problem with google or any other search engine.
     
    jhoward98, Jul 26, 2009 IP
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    If you don't mind, can you tell me the automatic sitemap generator software name or link.
     
    wqamar, Jul 26, 2009 IP
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    In my sites ad daily 500+ pages then how I submit sitemap ?
     
    wqamar, Jul 26, 2009 IP
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    kailash Well-Known Member

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    muqtada123 Peon

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    #20
    what if i have generated only one sitemap and it has over 50000 links, so the over links will be ignored by Google?
     
    muqtada123, Jul 29, 2009 IP