Tag Archives: website-ownership

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

[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… Read More »

Do fixed penalties affect SEO?

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN MUELLER: Today’s question is from Switzerland. Michael asks, I had a penalty, and I fixed it. Will Google hold a grudge? First off, at Google we call them manual actions, not penalties, since they’re generally applied manually by a team here, and they don’t always have a negative effect on a site… Read More »

Subdomain or subfolder, which is better for SEO?

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN MUELLER: Today’s question is an evergreen one. Deepak from India asks us, subdomain or subfolder? Which one is the most beneficial for SEO? Google Web Search is fine with using either subdomains or subdirectories. Making changes to a site’s URL structure tends to take a bit of time to settle down in… Read More »