Well, if you have a site more than 1000 pages, you would have wondered this. How many URLs can I stuff inside one sitemap? The sitemap has become considerablily big. Will Google index all the pages I have mentioned inside?
Well this is what Google has to say.
- You can have a maximum of 50,000 URLs in one sitemap. Isn’t that cool?
- The sitemap file should not be over 10MB in size when uncompressed. Hmm. Sounds fair.
- If you have more than 50,000 URLs create multiple sitemaps and list them in a Sitemap Index File
- Your sitemap index file should not cross 1,000 sitemaps
I guess these 4 guidelines by Google would resolve all your queries. I am not sure about Yahoo or MSN. If any of SEO Mind readers have an answer, please do post them here.