Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & andy langton & goodroi

Message Too Old, No Replies

Subdomains and Sitemaps

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

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Apr 15, 2010
posts: 126
votes: 0

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)

Senior Member

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

joined:May 26, 2000
votes: 0

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)

Full Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Dec 27, 2006
votes: 0

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