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|sub-directory pages in sitemap.xml|
How to do?
| 8:30 am on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I'm adding a monthly newsletter to a client's site and created a sub-directory named /directory to keep the pages in.
The hosting company's (apache) server forwards: www.example.com/directory to: directory/example.com
I'm also using a RedirectMatch 301 rule in htaccess to move this directory's pages accordingly. Everything works as expected.
Question: When I add these directory pages to the sitemap.xml...
Do I add them like this:
Or like this?
Or do I create a new sitemap.xml for just this directory?
| 4:15 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The authority answer would be:
|Cross-site submissions will work only if all sites have been verified in Webmaster Tools, or if your Sitemaps are listed in your robots.txt file. |
subdomains are considered "cross-site", as discussed at length here:
if your subdomains are verified as Google suggests, you can put your sitemap XML anywhere you like.
Otherwise, you should put a separate sitemap XML in each subdomain.
I would definitely use the redirected subdomain URLs, since those are the canonical URLs for those pages
| 7:15 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I didn't say anything about "sub-domains"
This is just a directory (folder), there is only one domain at the account.
| 2:26 am on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
^ that is a subdomain. "example" is the domain, "directory" is the subdomain. "com" is the TLD.
Sorry if I misunderstood your question
| 3:57 am on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thanks httpwebwitch. I had too many things going on to thoroughly understand your post (alas tabbed browsing.) Guess I'll make separate sitemap.xml files.
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