1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Sitemap.xml or sitemapindex.xml ???

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by Asci, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. #1
    Do I need both my sitemaps.xml and a sitemapsindex.xml on the root of my domain??

    They both seem to have the same info in but I cannot find anywhere that says you must use one or the other - or is it the same thing??

    http://ascinv.com/ - do you think if you list your url on all the threads we will get indexed quicker:)
    SEMrush
     
    Asci, Apr 29, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. tristanperry

    tristanperry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    130
    #2
    Some of my sites use just "sitemap.html"; why are you thinking you need those two specifically? :)
     
    tristanperry, Apr 29, 2007 IP
  3. imnajam

    imnajam Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    113
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    185
    #3
    I would highly recommend you to use sitemap.xml as it's suppose to be the standard (not yet recognized by any authority) but hope it will be approved as standard soon.

    Unlike this you can have it a name of your choice (similar to the case of favicon) if you use different name you have to link to that name and submit that url.

    Btw, look at the google itself:-

    http://www.google.com/sitemap.xml

    they are using sitemap.xml
     
    imnajam, Apr 29, 2007 IP
  4. Cheap SEO Services

    Cheap SEO Services <------DoFollow Backlinks

    Messages:
    16,666
    Likes Received:
    1,318
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #4
    Hey,

    I am using a sitemap.xml for one of my sites but Google says there are "errors".
    What could be the problem?

    Col :)
     
    Cheap SEO Services, Apr 29, 2007 IP
  5. imnajam

    imnajam Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    113
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    185
    #5
    <mod please delete this post it was mistakenly posted here instead of http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=312894#post2957436>
     
    imnajam, Apr 29, 2007 IP
  6. tristanperry

    tristanperry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    130
    #6
    That file was so big it crashed my browser!

    Anywhoo, yeah, follow whatever Google do themselves with regards to their sitemap :)
     
    tristanperry, Apr 29, 2007 IP
  7. maroon_cool

    maroon_cool Active Member

    Messages:
    850
    Likes Received:
    10
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    75
    #7
    Also here....i think is better to use only sitemap.xml
     
    maroon_cool, Apr 29, 2007 IP
  8. Asci

    Asci Banned

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    I originally put a sitemap in every folder for each adsense site but then read somewhere that I should create a sitemap index to point to all sitemaps on my domain - did I not need to do this?? Is it over kill ?? I'm sure I read it on Google but can't find the article now
     
    Asci, May 4, 2007 IP
  9. ultimatehandyman

    ultimatehandyman Peon

    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    8
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    If your domain has more than 50,000 url's or if the sitemap is larger than 10mb then you need to use several sitemaps and a sitemap index, which links to the sitemap.xml files.

    I need to do this with my site soon as the sitemap is stuck at 40,000 url's for some reason!
     
    ultimatehandyman, May 4, 2007 IP
  10. gustic

    gustic Peon

    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #10
    I thought <dot>http://yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml<dot>
     
    gustic, May 11, 2007 IP
  11. trichnosis

    trichnosis Prominent Member

    Messages:
    13,780
    Likes Received:
    333
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    300
    #11
    i'm using sitemap.xml for sites. you can do the same
     
    trichnosis, May 11, 2007 IP
  12. infoway

    infoway Guest

    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    We use sitemap.xml other name also accepted.
     
    infoway, May 23, 2007 IP