Sitemap made according to Google's rules, still fails
« on: March 31, 2009, 01:56:07 PM »
Usage of subdomains scratches heads on Google's help page

The Music Website BlueMusicGroup.com has lots of subdomains, each html page has its own subdomain address, total about 150 now. That is why I was recommended to use a Sitemap.

According to the Google description, subdomains are allowed in the Sitemap file. For instance http://mikapohjola.bluemusicgroup.com or http://stillalive.bluemusicgroup.com is a part of http://bluemusicgroup.com, not a different site.

Each subdomain on this site is only one page, linking to another subdomain within the domain bluemusicgroup.com.

So how should *one* Sitemap be created in a situation like this?

Following a recent suggestion by a Level 2 webmaster (on Google's ranking), I'd need to have one Sitemap-file for each page, containing one page in each Sitemap file. That's not what I understand the Sitemap is about.

Grateful for all help on this.
Website: http://BlueMusicGroup.com
Sitemap: http://BlueMusicGroup.com/sitemap.xml
Re: Sitemap made according to Google's rules, still fails
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 11:54:40 PM »
Hello,

acccording to sitemaps protocol, you cannot include URLs from different subdomains in the same sitemap: http://sitemaps.org/protocol.php
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Note that this means that all URLs listed in the Sitemap must use the same protocol (http, in this example) and reside on the same host as the Sitemap. For instance, if the Sitemap is located at http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml, it can't include URLs from http://subdomain.example.com.
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