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Sitemap under 10,000 URLs and over 10MB
« on: November 30, 2010, 02:36:30 AM »
Any idea why this file is so big?

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If I should split this into multiple files, do I submit each sitemap to google separately or is there a link in the sitemap to jump to the next file?

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Re: Sitemap under 10,000 URLs and over 10MB
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 10:56:34 AM »
Hello,

the file is about 2.2Mb in size, which meets the requirement for xml sitemap, feel free to submit it to google: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dashboard
(up to 10Mb or 50,000 URLs per file is allowed by xml sitemap protocol)
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Re: Sitemap under 10,000 URLs and over 10MB
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010, 12:37:43 PM »
I dug into the sitemap last night and found that the image info was making it huge. I unchecked Include images information in the config and the sitemap shrunk.

Would be nice if I could disregard banner ads and keep the image info from the content. Don't know if that's possible though.

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Re: Sitemap under 10,000 URLs and over 10MB
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010, 09:36:44 PM »
Hello,

you can use "Exclude URLs" setting for that - it is applied to image URLs as well.
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Re: Sitemap under 10,000 URLs and over 10MB
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 12:48:27 PM »
What exactly would I add to the Exclude URLs box? I already chose the settings for Joomla and phpBB. Should I add anything else?

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Re: Sitemap under 10,000 URLs and over 10MB
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010, 10:46:27 PM »
Depending on which images you don't want to include in sitemap. For instance, adding this:
images/

will exclude all images from images/ folder.
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Re: Sitemap under 10,000 URLs and over 10MB
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 12:23:54 PM »
Will that exclude sub-dirs in images also?

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Re: Sitemap under 10,000 URLs and over 10MB
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 04:20:14 PM »
Yes.
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