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vikypatil 03-21-2006 05:05 AM

Google sitemap
Can any one help me to know how important Google sitemaps are.. are thet really useful for SEO.. or its the google way to reduce its work for crawling...


wongpk 03-21-2006 05:21 AM

Robot.txt then :P For my point of view, both are about the same, but robot do better :P

G10 03-21-2006 05:44 AM

I'd say Google sitemaps are pretty good and worth having as the information they contain can definately help you further your site or at the very least, show you what could be going wrong :)

minbak 03-21-2006 05:57 AM

I already submitted my site.

In the status report, it shows one error.

I don't quite understand.

It searches for www.iloveminbak.com/sitemap and got a 404 page.

I think the correct url should be /sitemap.php

Any difference?

G10 03-21-2006 06:04 AM

Did you insert the special file that Google tell you to put onto your site?

It's got some weird name and they are all individual.

Mong 03-21-2006 06:49 AM

It will take your 5 minutes to setup sitemap with google.And rest is the google's work. :)

Johan007 03-21-2006 07:19 AM

Google will still spider your site the regular way. Does anyone know for fact that they reduce spiderring after adding a Google sitemaps?

A Google sitemaps is easy to set up if you have a database driven website. Simply output the information as RSS feed or using the specific Google Sitemap XML format. If you don’t have a database then you must be the judge of if you can be bothered to FTP it every time.

minbak 03-21-2006 09:13 AM

Yes, I did.

It was a very weird name.

It also stated as verified.

ATLien 03-21-2006 02:21 PM

google only selects a select number of site map formates, and your current site map is not one of them. For example: http://www.8thandoceanforums.com/sitemap.php is not accepted by google, but http://www.8thandoceanforums.com/sitemap.txt is.

minbak 03-21-2006 03:11 PM

how about .html

Johan007 03-22-2006 03:33 AM


Originally Posted by minbak
how about .html

Not a good idea - Yes it would work becuas it is only a file name you could name it .bush and it would work technically as long as you format in XML 1.0 giving it the header <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> and so looks like my sitemap www.futuremovies.co.uk/sitemap.asp or Google's http://www.google.com/sitemap.xml many of those tags are optional and only <url><loc></loc></url> is realy used.

Again you could use plain text list or URL's if you dont want to use XML or your RSS2.0 feed that would already be in XML. Either way you want the site to update the URL's automatically from your database without you having to manually add it (that would funny!).

Read: Google Sitemaps (BETA) Help: Frequently Asked Questions

vikypatil 03-22-2006 06:20 AM

Thanks guyes for the information .. :)

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