Multiple Sitemaps on a single Domain

Do you have more than one website, or rather lots of them? You can now reduce one hassle of the many that goes in maintaining lots of websites, blogs — the ability to place Sitemaps for multiple hosts on a single host through robots.txt.

We know how to include auto-discovery of Sitemaps using robots.txt. Google have announced a new way for Sitemap cross-submissions using Google Webmaster Tools, making it possible to submit Sitemaps for multiple hosts on a single dedicated host.

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Just add to your robots.txt – no need to submit sitemap to Google

Sitemap: http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml

Add that to your robots.txt. That’s all you need to tell search engines where your sitemap is located.

Google Blogoscoped says, the big search players Google, Yahoo, Ask and MSN together announced they’ll be adding a new way for you to tell them where you store your Sitemap XML file. As Sitemaps.org explains, Sitemaps are a way to tell search engines of your URLs to help their crawlers index them.