Something happened and I need to resubmit A LOT of sitemaps across a lot of domains.
Is there any way I can submit all sitemaps/all errorful sitemaps per domain even? It would make things easier for me.

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You could create a sitemapindex for each domain that lists all sitemaps for that domain:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">

This will prevent you from having to submit multiple sitemaps for each domain, at least. It also serves as a workaround for the 50,000 page limit for sitemaps, if you ever need to submit more 50,000 pages. (Each sitemap in the sitemap index can have up to 50,000 entries.)

  • I have many sitemapindexes with many sitemaps for each of our domains haha. And for some reason it's only working again if I resubmit each sitemap in a sitemapindex and then resubmit the sitemapindex itself
    – Adam Lynch
    May 20, 2011 at 15:38
  • Make sure you change the <lastmod> date for any sitemaps you've updated. Otherwise they may not be be reindexed. You may also wish to read this answer/hack in regards to automating sitemap submission: Adding pages to google webmaster tools by bulk.
    – Nick
    May 20, 2011 at 15:43
  • I'm not doing that and it seems to be working (for the most part). I'd prefer not to have to go threw each file and edit them (I will if I have to)
    – Adam Lynch
    May 20, 2011 at 15:48

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