Sitemaps.org now can support 50,000 URL’s (Instead of previous 1000 URL’s) in a sitemap.xml file. And a Sitemap index file can support 50,000 sitemaps. This allows large site to submit a maximum of 2.5 billion (50,000×50,000) URL’s with a single sitemap index file.
Another happy news is that Google has drastically reduced the average time of processing the Sitemap file.
Webmasters who have verified their ownership with Google webmaster tools can submit their new sitemap. The webmaster tools now shows you all the sitemap files that were submitted for your verified website. Though there is no guarantee from Google to index all your URL’s mentioned in your sitemap, we can find out the count of indexed URL’s in the site more accurately.
Saturday, July 25, 2009