TheMadScientist - 7:49 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
Should we have just one large XML sitemap, or is it best to build our own HTML one?
As bcc1234 said, 50,000 is the limit, so two is fine for the XML File, or you could break them down smaller if you like, and as to the second part of the question, I usually use both.
I worry a little about a huge XML feed, but am I right to worry about this?
I wouldn't. Do what works best for you.
If it's a site you're going to be adding to often, you might look into something that automates the creation of them. I'm sure you can find something you could run a CRON to create the files, but personally, I don't like running any bots on my sites to create the files, which is generally what you have to do using 'off the shelf' software, so what I do instead is use one that creates them dynamically when they are requested rather than having them be static.