With Google, site owners can overcome this issue by verifying ownership of all domains in Webmaster Central, then submitting Sitemaps for any of those domains from any location. However, as this solution only works for Google, it’s not useful for those who want one process for generating Sitemaps for submission to all engines. (Which is, after all, the spirit of sitemaps.org.) … [Read more...] about You Can Now Store Your XML Sitemap Files Anywhere!
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If you have a particularly large website, you may also need to employ a sitemap index. Search engines will only index the first 50,000 URLs in a sitemap, so if your site has more than 50,000 URLs, you’ll need to use an index to tie multiple sitemaps together. You can learn how to create indices and more about sitemaps at sitemaps.org. … [Read more...] about The Importance Of XML Sitemaps In The Age Of Panda
Update: It’s true that the specialized elements shouldn’t break existing parsers, even if those parsers weren’t built specifically for those additional elements. However, I do think it’s quite possible that the existing (non-Google) parsers aren’t set up to process files with additional elements and this change could break them. It’s definitely the case that the search engines aren’t working together on these extensions, and I’d just like to see more cooperation and advancement of the original aims of the alliance: making it easier for content owners to work with search engines. … [Read more...] about Is the Sitemaps Alliance Over?
I was wondering, in the case of sitemaps. Say, I were to delete or combine a few pages, should I resubmit a sitemap to the relevant Webmaster Tools, or is it OK to just update the human-readable page onsite? I’m wondering if it’s sufficient enough for GoogleBot to crawl in terms of updating for SERPs as well when doing a site:example.com search for pages that are indexed to gain an understanding of what pages haven’t been crawled. … [Read more...] about How to Update Sitemaps After You Change Your Content
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