I'm new to sitemaps and need some help.
I run a small online store. Basically my goal is when I add a product to my site, it should be dynamically added to google and other search engines.
I built a sitemap using the free online sitemap. However, my developer states the sitemap is static and not dynamic.
My current configurations with the free sitemap are:
Change frequency = always
Last modification = use server's response
Priority = 0.5
1) How can I change these configurations for a dynamic sitemap? Should I set "priority" to 1.0 ?
2) The homepage url structure of my site is [external links are visible to admins only] should I put this entire url in the starting url? or just use [external links are visible to admins only] ?
3) My shop currently only has 100 products. I know the free sitemap generator only does 500 pages. So for now it works fine. What happens if my product inventory increases to 1000? Will the previously generated free sitemap still work and dynamically update on google?
4) As my inventory increases and provided I don't make any major changes to my site. Do I have to continually generate new sitemaps and submit to google or creating just 1 dynamic sitemap will work?
How do I achieve my goal of having google and other search engines dynamically update as I add new products?
Thanks for your prompt response.