Sitemaps: XML Sitemap Over 50mb

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XML Sitemap Over 50mb

XML Sitemaps that is larger than the permitted 50mb file size.

All sitemap formats limit a single sitemap to 50MB (uncompressed) and 50,000 URLs.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

To populate this filter the ‘Crawl Linked XML Sitemaps’ configuration must be selected via ‘Config > Spider > Crawl’.

View URLs with this issue in the ‘Sitemaps’ tab and ‘XML Sitemap Over 10mb’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

Read our tutorial on ‘How To Audit XML Sitemaps‘.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when an XML Sitemap exceeds the permitted file size limit of 50MB when uncompressed.

How To Fix

Break XML Sitemaps into multiple smaller sitemaps within the 50mb size limit.

Consider creating a sitemap index file (a file that points to a list of sitemaps) and submit that single index file to Google.

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