I have a site that covers several different interest areas - logically, you could think of it as a collection of many 'mini' websites under the MAIN website. Since the areas are not necessarily related., I dont want to use one 'BIG' sitemap, since the pages in different sections of the website will 'polute' each others ranking (because pages in section 'ABC' will have content discussing 'ABC', while pages form section 'XYZ' will predominantly have content discussing 'XYZ'.
I wonder if it is possible to create multiple sitemaps (each covering a separate interest area under my MAIN website), and submit these sitemaps to Google, alongside maybe, a 'master' sitemap for my main website.?
If yes, could someone be kind enough to either present a small example here, or point me to where I may readup myself, on how to split up or partition a sitemap into smaller sitemap files each of which cover separate 'areas' in a website. BTW, I have looked up the Google documentation, and AFAIK, it does not (at least explicitly), have this information.