Add a sitemap for more than 50,000 URLs – SEO Snippets

By | August 22, 2019


[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN MUELLER: Today’s question
is about sitemap files. Mike from India asks,
how do we add a sitemap for more than 50,000 URLs? Sitemap files are
a great way to make your content known to Google
and to other search engines. However, they’re limited
to 50,000 URLs per file. What do you do if
you have more URLs? You can generate more than
one sitemap file per website. You can either submit these
individually, for example, through a Search Console, or
you can create a sitemap index file. A sitemap index file is like
a sitemap file for sitemaps. You can list multiple
sitemap files in it. If you use a sitemap
index file, you can just submit that file for
your website in Search Console. Even if you have fewer
than 50,000 URLs, you can submit
multiple sitemap files. For example, you
might want to do that to keep track of different
sections of your website, or just in general to make
maintenance of your sitemap files a little bit easier. When it comes to
creating sitemap files, we strongly recommend that you
have these made automatically through your server directly. That’s the best way to make
sure that your new and updated content is highlighted to search
engines as quickly as possible. Most modern content
management systems will take care of this for you. Often, it is just a
matter of flipping a switch in your control
panel to turn these on. [MUSIC PLAYING] Check out the links below to get
even more helpful information.

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