We have a directory site that has just over 70,000 pages but in 10 years, have never had a sitemap on there.
I was hoping to get some input on the best way to do this. Should we have just one large XML sitemap, or is it best to build our own HTML one? I worry a little about a huge XML feed, but am I right to worry about this?
The second question is about how best to release a new version of one of our job sites.
This other site currently has around 5,000 pages. The new version has a big directory that has been added to it but I am unsure how best to release this? Should we do like 2,000 pages per week, per month, all 70,000 pages all in one go?
What I don't want to happen is for Google or any other SE to suddenly find all of these new pages and then penalise us for it.
If anyone has any insights into these 2 points, I will be very grateful to hear about them.