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Will New XML Sitemap Format By Google Will Be Adopted By Yahoo & Bing

9:04 am on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The official Google webmaster central blog published a news on 29th June, 2010 which states that :

Have you ever wanted to submit your various content types (video, images, etc.) in one Sitemap? Now you can! If your site contains videos, images, mobile URLs, code or geo information, you can now create—and submit—a Sitemap with all the information.


Here is a Sample code for that as well.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"
<video:title>Grilling tofu for summer</video:title>

But what about Yahoo and Bing XML sitemaps ? Earlier the same sitemap files were submitted to all search engines but isn't it will create some parsing errors in Yahoo and Bing.

What about www.sitemaps.org the universal XML sitemap schema parser. It will accept new XML sitemap format introduced by Google?

[edited by: tedster at 1:30 am (utc) on Jul 28, 2010]
[edit reason] added link [/edit]

10:46 am on July 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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When in doubt keep it simple. I do not think Yahoo or Bing has responded yet. Personally I would keep the sitemaps separate for now.
3:52 am on July 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Bing still supports the older Sitemap XML. For Yahoo! the filename of the URL list file must be urllist.txt. A cr-lf delimited URL list. Both support sitemap ping of their respective supported file formats.

No indication on either of their help pages as to new format inclusion. I feel your pain, I also have lots of image meta data to include too that's missed by Yahoo! and Bing.
7:34 am on July 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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>> For Yahoo! the filename of the URL list file must be urllist.txt.

i think Yahoo support .xml now