I have 2 questions about url for google news sitemap.

  1. Is it good that I use= url for sitemap witch like http://www.mydomain.com/news?query=football&title=Poland-coach-Smuda-names-Euro-2012-squad, the page is a search results include the article Poland coach Smuda names Euro 2012 squad and 10 search result with keyword football? Or I should do an independent page only one article and url like http://www.mydomain.com/news-article/Poland-coach-Smuda-names-Euro-2012-squad?

  2. Could I do some url like http://www.mydomain.com/news#!Poland-coach-Smuda-names-Euro-2012-squad which url rule under AJAX hash crawling from google for the sitemap?

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The documented requirements for the loc element are:

This URL must begin with the protocol (such as http) and end with a trailing slash, if your web server requires it. This value must be less than 2,048 characters.

As long as your URLs resolve, they should be fine. Neither is "good" or bad; the issue is whether they're valid. Yes to both.

Note this is completely independent of any opinions on SEO-type details like whether query or Ajax-style URLs are better, etc., which fall outside of your actual question.

  • thanx, +1, waiting for more suggestion.
    – Giberno
    May 27, 2012 at 19:40

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