If I build my site with "index" in the public_html folder (naturally), and no other pages; and then create sub directory folders in the public_html folder (e.g. below), will my BV Sitemap generator crawl those sub directory pages?
A) One sitemap.xml file for all three index pages, placed in the public_html folder?
Since the widgets and broomsticks pages will be "index" pages in their respective folders, I am curious to know if they will get crawled by the BV sitemap.xml generator when it is engaged (after I publish, of course).
B) One sitemap.xml file for each of the three (3) folders and placed in those folders, respectively?
Or, when I activate the .xml generator, do I need to type in www.mysite.com, www.mysite.com/widgets/ and www.mysite.com/broomsticks/ and create a sitemap.xml file for those 3 and place those 3 sitemap.xml files in their respective directory and sub-directory folders?
RE: sitemap.html and privacy-policy.html
Now, regarding actual published pages called "sitemap.html" and "privacy-policy.html" (which Google likes):
Does a single sitemap.html and privacy-policy.html in the public_html folder cover all sub-directory folders?
For my sitemap.html, I would list my sub folder page as "widgets" and "broomsticks" and link as www.mysite.com/widgets/ and .../broomsticks/ respectively.
For my privacy-policy.html, I guess that it would be considered relevant to the sub-directory pages?
How does this go for people who have blogs and forums, etc?
Going way out on a limb, because I don't know:
This is a dumb question because posters and the Internet have mentioned that sub directory pages are used due to unique content. That doesn't make sense when I look at my public_html page, I see [SUB-DIR] folders set up for "images" and "downloads" for my www.mysite.com page. What is so unique about an "image" I use in my primary index page and relate the image name to the text?
I have been doing a lot of reading on this in this forum, but these particular question are not addressed anywhere.
Since a lot of people have forums and blogs, etc. in their own sub directories, I am interested in how they number and locate their sitemap.xml, sitemap.html and privacy-policy.html items.
Overall, the purpose of this is because I understand that a shallow website is favored by Google because the spiders don't have to dig too deep when they crawl the sight.