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How many links can i place in one page of site map?

 1:41 pm on Dec 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

How many links can we place in a single page of site map, suppose i have a heavy site consists of 2000 links, the main problem is weather can we place all 2000 links in a single page of the site map (or) can we split the half of links in a two site maps.
if we place all 2000 links in single page of sitemap then can google crawlers will index all the 2000 links (or) they will miss few links? totally confused?

your views , suggestions, opinions are most welcome.



 5:31 pm on Jan 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

A sitemap file can include thousands of URLs and be several megabytes of data. Your 2000 links should have no issue. You can submit a sitemap in either txt or xml format. This will guarantee that search engines are aware of the pages.

It does not guarantee that search engines will add all of your pages to their index or rank the pages very high. That depends on how valuable the search engines feels your pages are.


 1:56 pm on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm not agree with Goodroi, you can split sitemap links into many pages you want or its upto links fix on a page. Then submit your sitemap in Google as well as in other search engines.

It is bad idea while placing 2000 links on a single page. You can use multiple sitemap pages and also create xml-sitemap and submit it to google.




 12:32 pm on May 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

hi bilalseo,

I think you might be referring to html sitemaps that are intended to be used by humans. If you are creating a sitemap for your human visitors I would recommend to divide the links into smaller, more manageable pieces.

The original post seems to be asking about google sitemaps. Google sitemaps allows for a maximum of 10MB and a maximum of 50,000 URLs. If you do not want to upload a very large file for whatever reason, you can submit multiple, smaller sitemaps to Google.

Please remember that Google sitemaps are not intended for human use. It is intended to help googlebot to better crawl a website.


 2:12 pm on May 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yea... Now you have explained, what I was looking for :)



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