The sitemap file is one of the most important and main files of any website,The sitemap file is one of the most important files for search engines.The existence of the sitemap file helps search engines to access the site pages faster and get the information they need.
In some websites, due to the high size of generated pages, the size of the sitemap increases, and at the same time as the size of the sitemap increases and the number of pages increases, Google bots don’t have good access to the website pages.
Zipping the sitemap is the answer to this issue.
basic sitemap specifications
According to sitemap.org, in addition to having a sitemap file, it is necessary for every site.
The number of URLs placed in the sitemap should not be more than 50,000 URLs, and the size of the sitemap file should not be more than 10MB.
What to do if the number of URLs is more than the standard?
You can have a sitemap file that contains several sitemap addresses. These sitemap addresses have a .gz extension.
If your website has a lot of URLs, you should group similar URLs together and put them in a sitemap file.For example, put news, articles and products in separate files with .gz extension.
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