Compress sitemap using GZip
« on: August 14, 2009, 12:54:41 PM »
I was wondering if someone could help me with this.

Is it possible to save both sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz insted of one or the other?
Or do all search engines support .gz compression? thus the reason for only having one.

In my robots.txt I have...
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Sitemap: http://www.domain.tld/sitemap.xml
I assume I set it to...
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Sitemap: http://www.domain.tld/sitemap.xml.gz
What about smaller search engines? or do all support it?
Re: Compress sitemap using GZip
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 02:56:00 PM »
Hello,

gzip compression is a part of official sitemaps protocol, so all search engines support it: [ External links are visible to forum administrators only ]
Re: Compress sitemap using GZip
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 04:13:45 PM »
Great, I will update everything to say xml.gz
Only problem is, it outputs my urllist.txt as urllist.txt.gz also.

Is it possible to make XML-Sitemaps generate the xml.gz and the normal.xml file like the A1 Sitemap Generator does?
Re: Compress sitemap using GZip
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 12:13:11 AM »
Hello,

you can setup 2 separate instances of sitemap generator for that, but there is really no sense in creating both compressed and uncompressed sitemaps - you should submit only one of them anyway.