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Is size important?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by mahmood, Jun 26, 2006.

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    I wonder if size is an important foctor in sitemaps? Say for exampel is a 20Mb site map OK?
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    mahmood, Jun 26, 2006 IP
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    who in there right mind would want to download a 20mb sitemap... and how is your sitemap so big, create seperate pages for them if its that big.
     
    datarecall, Jun 26, 2006 IP
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    Google actually requests that you keep their version below 10MB. After that, you'll need to set up a sitemap file that points to each of the other sitemaps.
     
    MaxPowers, Jun 26, 2006 IP
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    Hum..., why don't we just submit another sitemap?
     
    mahmood, Jun 26, 2006 IP
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    Likely because it's all for the same domain... the "sitemap index" file is an XML file that lists two or more other sitemap files... One file to submit which tells them which other files to request. Just like the sitemaps themselves list many pages of the website.
     
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    Is there a protocol, etc. to tell Google there's more than 1 sitemap?
     
    sketch, Jun 27, 2006 IP
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    If you use something like gsitecrawler it will automatically make the sitemaps around 40,000 urls in size and create a sitemap index.

    I always upload the sitemap-index.xml.gz version to save me bandwidth and who knows Google may prefer the compressed version as it saves them time?

    At the same time I make a urllist.txt.gz for Yahoo

    Cheers,

    Dave:)
     
    onelife, Jun 30, 2006 IP