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    GZip XML Sitemap


    I am wondering if gziping sitemaps might help get a site indexed quicker due to the shorter time needed to read a large sitemap. I realize that this will not assist in getting better ranking, but just getting the pages indexed quicker would be beneficial.

    My thinking is, that Google might only a lot a certain amount of time and/or bytes to download from any given site. If we reduce the sitemap using gzip, there might be more time for Google to index pages.

    Is this worth taking the time to work on or not?
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    How large is your sitemap? I'd imagine the difference between gzip and non-gzip format to be negligable, unless your map is large. And even then. What's a few more seconds?

    Gzip'ing a sitemap is probably something I'd do out of boredom as something to do, rather than to save bandwidth or anything else

    FYI the max size the google spider can read is a 10mb sitemap

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