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by Lucy Griffiths on 30th June 2010
Google has revealed changes to the way sitemaps work which will allow businesses with multimedia websites to accommodate specialist formats on such pages.
Giving details on its Webmaster Central Blog, the brand explained that because video, images, mobile, code or geographic content are becoming increasingly popular, many domain owners will want to collate all files in one place.
As a result, Google is now allowing them to create and submit a sitemap containing all of this data.
While the structure is similar to a standard sitemap, those using professional SEO services will now be able to create pages with URLs to support different content types.
However, sitemap rules still apply and users are limited to a 10 MB uncompressed file-size limit, as well as a maximum of 50,000 URLs in one file, Google continues.
This is not the first time sitemaps have been mentioned recently, as Bing stated on its Community blog last week that they are an easy way to make domains more searchable.