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Multiple Subdomains Submission

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by andremoura, Jun 7, 2013.

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    Hello.
    SEMrush
    I'm creating a SaaS offer where each customer will have its own subdomain-based URL (i.e customername.mydomain.com).

    This subdomain will have several URLs, fixed as customername.mydomain.com/contact and variable pages customername.mydomain.com/page1.

    All those pages should be indexed by Google. What's the best way to do so?
    - should I create an only sitemap.xml at www.mydomain.com/sitemap.xml with ALL pages from *.mydomain.com? or
    - should I have to generate an unique sitemap for each subdomain?

    If I have to create this unique sitemap, I'll have hundreds of sitemap URL to submit to google webmasters tool. How to proceed with that?

    Thanks a lot!
     
    andremoura, Jun 7, 2013 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    So I can have only one sitemap, database-generated. perfect.

    But I won't link subdomains from w3... will this work?
    What do you mean with directory to googlebot?

    Is there anyway to submit and verify those subdomains in batch?
     
    andremoura, Jun 7, 2013 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Aaah, no you can many - even for the same site which allows for people operating multiple cms systems on the one domain with each cms generating it's own sitemap. I reckon most people like to keep it simple and have just the one although if your cms is generating them there's no extra work once you've verified the domain and given the sitemap links.

    I don't know any shortcuts around the submit and verify process, others might?
     
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    I can have both mydomain.com/sitemap.xml or subdomain.mydomain.com/sitemap.xml

    which one is the best way?
    would be this enough to be indexed?
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Neither are best - the key is which you will find the easiest to manage as your site grows - it's about what works for you.

    They will be enough to get indexed but not to do well in the SERPs
     
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    Can I have mydomain.com/sitemap.xml and Google will do the rest, indexing my subdomains?
     
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    If the subdomains are referenced in the sitemap, yes... did you read the official google docs at that link I posted?
     
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    Yes... My big doubt is about the need to submit each subdomain @ google webmasters
     
    andremoura, Jun 7, 2013 IP