Sitemaps: XML Sitemap With Over 50k URLs

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XML Sitemap With Over 50k URLs

XML Sitemaps that has more than the permitted 50k URLs.

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

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 With Over 50k URLs’ 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 limit of 50,000 URLs.

How To Fix

Break XML Sitemaps into multiple smaller sitemaps within the 50k URL 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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