Added a sitemap made my domain and page score dropped! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I added a sitemap to my top domain and within minutes, the domain score and page score dropped from 5 to 1. I hope it's just a bug!

    Also, I have lots of subdomains and they seem to be included when I add the www domain. My sitemap for the www. subdomain only contains pages on that particular subdomain so I would need the possibility to add sitemaps for each subdomain. How can I do this without hurting the domain and page score even more?

    UPDATE: After removing the sitemap and waiting 10 minutes, the score is back to 5. I still don't know if the score drop had anything to do with the sitemap or not.
    Thursday, October 30, 2008 11:40 AM


  • Hi,


    Scores will fluctuate periodically, but adding a sitemap should not cause a drastic or at least. long lasting, change. As far as submitting more than one sitemap, you might consider using a sitemap index file and submitting that to our tool.


    Monday, November 17, 2008 4:08 PM