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Adding new content

This week, we thought we'd answer some of the questions we've gotten recently. If you have questions, just head on over to our Google Group. The group members are really helpful and we'll answer questions here as we can.

Q: I'm adding a new section to my site, which will add quite a bit of content. Should I create a Sitemap with all of my content and submit that, or should I create several Sitemaps and submit them over a period of a few weeks?

A: A single Sitemap and multiple Sitemaps are handled in exactly the same way, so it really comes down to what's easiest for you. If you have fewer than 50,000 URLs, you can simply create one Sitemap with everything in it and submit that. You could also create a separate Sitemap with the new content if that is easier for your to manage. However, you don't need to stagger the submission dates. Whether you choose to create one Sitemap or multiple Sitemaps, you can submit all your pages at one time.

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