I have a website containing around 8000 vacancies (and growing each day):
https://www.example.com , this website consists (at the moment) out of 3 languages,
Apart from this we sell our platform to cities, schools and companies and we have plenty over 500 of these. The URL's for eg: cities look like this
I am wanting to create a sitemap index with all different sitemaps underneath. So I will split up my users, organisations, vacancies, etc. all in a different sitemap. And link them in the sitemap index.
However, if I have a vacancy on my global site like so:
this is also available under FR:
and under EN:
And on top of that, it will also be available on (at least 1, but could be more) subsites.
So it could be that it's also available on
Each of these pages have in their HTML tags a canonical URL set to themselves and alternate tags for each language with the corresponding URL. However, I am wondering how do I make sure that the URLs for my subsites also get indexed by Google, and thus, how do I put them in to a sitemap?
It feels impossible for me to create a sitemap and index for each subsite (since Google will only accept 500 of them).
There's not really a hard-limit on how many "subsites" a vacancy can appear, so it's hard to make predictions here when i'll bounce on limits.
Can anyone help me out how to structure my Sitemap (with index), on my multilanguage + multi "subsites" problem?