Multiple Sitemaps for a website

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I have few doubts regarding the usage of multiple sitemaps in a website.
If we use multiple sitemaps, how to name each site map? Are sitemap1.xml, sitemap2.xml okay? How many urls can use in one site map?
Do i need to give any additional information to use multiple sitemaps?

Thanks in advance
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  • Profile picture of the author seoace
    Why would you want to have multiple sitemaps?

    The most sitemaps, you should have is only 2. Content & Video sitemap.

    More than that is purely not wise to spend time on as the SEO benefit is near to zero.
    Who else needs a SEO Client Dashboard for their SEO services ?
    Let your clients monitor their SEO campaigns (Rankings, Backlinks and Work Done)
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    1. Some people make up their own information and post it even though it is made up and wrong
    2. ?
    3. You can provide multiple Sitemap files, but each Sitemap file that you provide must have no more than 50,000 URLs and must be no larger than 10MB (10,485,760 bytes). If you would like, you may compress your Sitemap files using gzip to reduce your bandwidth requirement; however the sitemap file once uncompressed must be no larger than 10MB. If you want to list more than 50,000 URLs, you must create multiple Sitemap files.
      If you do provide multiple Sitemaps, you should then list each Sitemap file in a Sitemap index file. Sitemap index files may not list more than 50,000 Sitemaps and must be no larger than 10MB (10,485,760 bytes) and can be compressed. You can have more than one Sitemap index file. The XML format of a Sitemap index file is very similar to the XML format of a Sitemap file.
      The Sitemap index file must:
      Begin with an opening <sitemapindex> tag and end with a closing </sitemapindex> tag.
      Include a <sitemap> entry for each Sitemap as a parent XML tag.
      Include a <loc> child entry for each <sitemap> parent tag.
      The optional <lastmod> tag is also available for Sitemap index files. - Protocol


    ...Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just set there.
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