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Please Help: Can I add more than 1 sitemap? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In google webmaster tools, we can add more than 1 sitemap.

    The reason why I need to add 2 sitemaps is because, I already have submitted a sitemap for this domain

    http://www.a1newspapers.com/

    Now I have created a blog here

    http://www.a1newspapers.com/blog/

    This is a wordpress blog and there is a separate temap that is updated automatically.

    Now I need to submit 2 sitemaps.

    Please, can some one help me?
    Sunday, May 18, 2008 8:45 PM

Answers

  • @angilina - you can support multiple sitemaps in our tools using a sitemap index file (more information here: http://sitemaps.org/protocol.php#index). I also recommend that you use a sitemap index file in the Robots.txt file instead of including multiple sitemap directives.

     

    In future versions of the webmaster tools we hope to add the ability to add multiple sitemap files without the use of an index file, but we can't say exactly when that will be released.

    Monday, August 18, 2008 7:19 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Yes. You can add more than one sitemap. Please review our blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/webmaster/archive/2008/02/27/microsoft-to-support-cross-domain-sitemaps.aspx

     

     

    Brett

     

    Wednesday, May 28, 2008 8:31 PM
  • This is a great thread since I have the same situation.

    Reading the blog post I assume that I would put 2 entries in my robots.txt file:

    Sitemap: www.mysite.com/sitemap.xml
    Sitemap: www.mysite.com/myblog/sitemap.xml

    Then in the Live webmaster tools I pointed to the robots.txt file under sitemaps. Is this correct?
    Friday, August 15, 2008 5:15 AM
  • @angilina - you can support multiple sitemaps in our tools using a sitemap index file (more information here: http://sitemaps.org/protocol.php#index). I also recommend that you use a sitemap index file in the Robots.txt file instead of including multiple sitemap directives.

     

    In future versions of the webmaster tools we hope to add the ability to add multiple sitemap files without the use of an index file, but we can't say exactly when that will be released.

    Monday, August 18, 2008 7:19 PM