I am using a web shop software and for some reason the main page (
http://www.mysite.com/) is not being listed / generated within the automatic sitemap.xml while every other page is.
My question now: Without dabbling to much into technicalities and why the page is not being generated in the first place I would like to know if this problem can be solved by just simply manually creating an additional sitemap file (calling it sitemap-home.xml) which just contains information related to the index and submit it?
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd"> <url> <loc>http://www.mysite.com/</loc> <lastmod>2013-05-05</lastmod> <changefreq>daily</changefreq> <priority>1.0</priority> </url> </urlset>
Would this approach work and if so, would there be any considerable downsides?
Some expert advise would be appreciated