I've built a website which has maritime weather and tide data for UK locations, and each location has 7 day forecast (where data is available). My URL structures are like this:
http://www.example.com/location/llandudno/ <-- Today http://www.example.com/location/llandudno/1 <-- Tomorrow http://www.example.com/location/llandudno/2 <-- The following day after that etc
In my sitemap (dynamically generated), the priorities are set like this:
http://www.example.com/location/llandudno/ Priority: 0.7 LastMod: (today) ChangeFreq: Daily http://www.example.com/location/llandudno/ Priority: 0.6 LastMod: (today) ChangeFreq: Daily http://www.example.com/location/llandudno/ Priority: 0.5 LastMod: (today) ChangeFreq: Daily
etc with the priority changin by 0.1 each day. My thoughts are further into the future, the less priority the page has?
The lastmod are always set to the current date (but 1am) as the data on that page changes beyond midnight.
- Am I structuring my URLs in an affective manner, our would I be better passing the date instead of /1, /2 etc? What implications would this have when they disappear off the sitemap?
- Should I be including subsequent days in the sitemap at all, or just today's data? The pages are identical apart from the figures and the date on each.