Frequent Asked Questions
If you're working with a small amount of URLs (up to 10.000 URLs) paste the URLs directly into the form.
If you're working with more than 10.000 URLs then it's recommended to import those URLs in a text file (.txt).
In order to process the URLs properly, the Sitemap Generator needs:
- The protocol: http or https
- Absolute URLs: https://example.com/path instead of just /path
- For the homepage include the final slash: https://example.com/
As you probably know, one sitemap.xml can have a maximum of 50.000 urls per file (among other size limitations).
If you have more than 50k URLs, the Sitemap Generator will split those urls into buckets of 50.000 creating as many sitemaps as you need with a sitemap index linking to all of them.
Imagine that you have 1 million URLs. The sitemap generator will create 20 sitemaps and 1 sitemap index using your hostname to link the rest of sitemaps in the sitemap-index.xml.
If you're working with several domains and you need several sitemaps we've got you covered. Sitemap Generator will group each sitemap or bucket of sitemaps on a domain basis by default.
Imagine that you have 1 million URLs mixed with two different domains: example.com & example.es. Sitemap Generator will create 10 sitemaps & one sitemap index for example.com & it will repeat the process for example.es domain.
The output structure will be:
- example.com (Folder)
- example.es (Folder)
There's a solution too.
You can modify the agruppation system by clicking on the "Advanced settings" section and
modifying the RegExp (Regular Expression). By default:
Let's imagine that you have different subdomains: www.example.com, mobile.example.com &
subdomain.example.com. If you want to have just one sitemap including all of these URLs you need
to change the default RegExp from
example..* in this case.