Is it advisable having two xml sitemaps for two different sections in a single site?

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Hi Warriors,

I have a mobile phone niche website. I have a comparison section in that website in which the products are displayed from feed. I have two questions to ask

1. I already have a xml sitemap for my site. Should I have another sitemap for the compare section separately?
2. As I have mentioned earlier, products in the compare section are displayed from feed. When the feed is run, some products go off, replaced by new products. So the url of the old products goes to '404 page'. So, lot of 404 pages are getting added in the site. Please give me a good solution for this.

Looking forward for your expert advice.

SEOexpert123
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  • Profile picture of the author Microsys
    Technically you can easily have two different XML sitemap files and submit them both (or connect them in a sitemap index file)
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Like Sitemapper was saying,

    If you look at a lot of the video sites & their sitemaps, they'll have hundreds of sitemaps hosted on their site, with a single master sitemap that will include the URLs to all their sitemaps, then submit the single sitemap. That covers hundreds of sitemaps in a single shot.
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    • Profile picture of the author seoexpert123
      Sitemapper and Yukon,

      Thanks for your help. May anyone help me with the second question?
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      • Profile picture of the author Microsys
        Originally Posted by seoexpert123 View Post

        Sitemapper and Yukon,

        Thanks for your help. May anyone help me with the second question?
        You mean your products actually are taken "out"? Why not keep the products or simply have apage that states "not sold" or "out of inventory" or similar
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  • Profile picture of the author seoexpert123
    Oh...thanks,

    I am discussing with my technical team to implement this. Any other suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Try this as your 404.php page code:

    <?
    header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" );
    header( "Status: 301 Moved Permanently" );
    header( "Location: /index.php" );
    ?>
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