We all know that every XML sitemap file can include a most of fifty,000 URLs however what’s counted because the 50,000 URLs? John Mueller was requested if Google counts each the placement URL and the choice URL within the 50,000 limits. John mentioned on Twitter it’s simply the placement URL.
As Google documented, “All codecs restrict a single sitemap to 50MB (uncompressed) and 50,000 URLs. You probably have a bigger file or extra URLs, you’ll have to break your listing into a number of sitemaps. You’ll be able to optionally create a sitemap index file (a file that factors to an inventory of sitemaps) and submit that single index file to Google. You’ll be able to submit a number of sitemaps and/or sitemap index recordsdata to Google.”
Right here is the query and reply on Twitter:
— johnmu of switzerland (private) (@JohnMu) July 28, 2022
Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.