Sorry but I found it difficult to find answers to these questions:
I have a site that has a forum. My questions are:
1. Is it truly better to have sitemap.xml for a forum? If so -
2. A forum could change daily, multiple times depending on if people post/reply/register etc.
So that would mean that I would have to create a new sitemap.xml every single day? (that sounds ridiculous)
There must be a better way?
3. If I were to leave out the URL to the forum, or any URL for that matter, on my sitemap.xml (much faster to create) does this mean that search engine robots will then ignore the forum entirely and ONLY search the URLs list in the sitemap.xml?
Or they will still crawl it?
4. If I were to do a separate sitemap.xml for the forum would it still go in the root directory or the forums parent directory?
( I would list the location for it on the robots.txt)
Thank you very much for your time.