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Subdomains and Sitemaps


fahad direct

4:31 pm on Jan 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Is it better to have an independent sitemap for each subdomain separately or there should be only one sitemap covering all main www domain and subdomains to be submitted to Google?


8:42 pm on Jan 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

In order to use Webmaster Tools submit any sitemap URL that contains a subdomain, I believe you need first need to verify that subdomain.

From there on, I'd say it's a matter of what is easier for you to maintain. If it's a lot of URLs, individual Sitemaps are probably the best direction. And note, you will need to add a dedicated robots.txt for each one - subdomain.example.com/robots.txt - with a Sitemap URL for that subdomain.


3:54 am on Jan 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I would use separate sitemaps for each subdomain. I think users know on which subdomain they are on site.

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