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Added my site to google Sitemap and traffic suddenly went down !!

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by wiredhosting.com.ar, Mar 27, 2006.

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    Dont know why but i added my site to Google Sitemaps, i generated a sitemap, uploaded the .xml file and since that, traffic has slowed a 70%...
    SEMrush

    Is that possible?
     
    wiredhosting.com.ar, Mar 27, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. SFOD_D223

    SFOD_D223 Peon

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    I'm no Tauren but that sounds really foul. I hope you get ya stats back up. BTW I was thinking of doing same thing once I got my layout pegged down. follow up and let us know how it turned out.
     
    SFOD_D223, Mar 27, 2006 IP
  3. wiredhosting.com.ar

    wiredhosting.com.ar Peon

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    I have deleted all the files regarding the sitemap of my website, i removed my account of google Sitemaps and now i am waiting to see if tomorrow this gets better.


    Will let us know :)
     
    wiredhosting.com.ar, Mar 27, 2006 IP
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    There's no coincidence between those two facts.

    But I think there's no need to submit your sitemap to Google, you generally won't get any noticeable results.

    Just make sure you have a good website structure and you'll be fine.
     
    tomzx, Mar 27, 2006 IP
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    seoocean Well-Known Member

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    Did you check out, whether your submitted sitemap format was supported by google or no ?

    Check out the google sitemap supported formats and it might help !!
     
    seoocean, Mar 28, 2006 IP
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    Sitemaps don't affect rankings, only helps Google find url's that it normally wouldn't crawl that deep for. This is especially helpful for forums and otherwise very large dynamic sites. Theirs no correlation between the two. I recently added a sitemap to a forum and within two weeks Google referrals increased 10x and the indexed pages went from 700 to 50,000.
     
    mdvaldosta, Mar 28, 2006 IP
  7. apply75

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    ive noticed with the last update that sitemaps are just a way for google to index more content and have more results in their search...pushing your sites down in the chain...
     
    apply75, Mar 29, 2006 IP
  8. MikeSwede

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    APPLY75 is absolutely right!!!!! There is no need for us to submit sitemaps and no matter what a lot of people, mostly Google fans for some reason, sitemaps are NOT good for you and your site!
    Maybe in some odd examples people get a better ranking but for the most part your site is better served without sitemaps!!
    I have removed all my sitemaps after submitting them and almost not being in the SERP's anymore, and you know what???? Stadily climbing in the SERP's after the dive rom submitting th sitemaps!! My worst move ever submitting sitemaps and telling Google about them!
     
    MikeSwede, Mar 30, 2006 IP
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    Um, no. It's just coincidence. Google doesn't punish people for going through the effort of submitting them sitemaps. You would have to think the sun revolves around the Earth to believe that this even makes any sense.
     
    jackburton2006, Mar 30, 2006 IP
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    I use sitemaps with no problems.The upside to it is that it gives you some very useful stats.
     
    MKInfo, Mar 30, 2006 IP
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    Sitemaps doesn't effects negatively your traffic. It helps you to get indexed by google faster. Maybe your host gets bandwidth problems.
     
    BWDOW, Mar 31, 2006 IP
  12. MediaHustler

    MediaHustler Well-Known Member

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    Ya this is bs my high ranking keywords dissapeared from the searches.

    Sitemap is bs, 100% bs!
     
    MediaHustler, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    MediaHustler Well-Known Member

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    No it effects your site badly my friend.
     
    MediaHustler, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    #14
    here i have an oposite situation.

    when my site has been indexed the traffic has increased a lot
     
    ranoo, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    #15
    Google Sitemaps lets Google look at your site a bit more. If you don't want Google to look at your sites, then of course don't do it :).

    And of course if you install and test Google Sitemaps at the same time as BigDaddy goes around, then it must be Google Sitemaps that influenced your rankings. Yeah, sure :D :D
     
    softplus, Apr 3, 2006 IP
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    MediaHustler Well-Known Member

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    Theres more to it than you think.

    When you submit your sitemap it like it unindexes your site and reindexes thus losing all your top ranking positions.
     
    MediaHustler, Apr 3, 2006 IP
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    #17
    That is curious - can you point to a reference on this? I had never heard this before - thanks!
     
    Phynder, Apr 3, 2006 IP
  18. MediaHustler

    MediaHustler Well-Known Member

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    Sure here is my keyword rankings before I submitted my sitemaps, note* these are keywords from articles I wrote.

    [​IMG]

    and now after I submitted my sitemap some of my rankings are on the 9th and 10th pages or some don't rank at all anymore.


    My word of advice if you are in G already, don't submit a sitemap. I averaged 20 google search hits a day now I get 0!
     
    MediaHustler, Apr 4, 2006 IP
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    Hmm, Interesting all around. Seems like some say it hurts, and others say it helps, while the rest say it doesn't do anything.

    I guess only time will tell :)


    KG
     
    keywordguru, Apr 4, 2006 IP
  20. PeterHugo

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    I already had some months ago this bad experience...
    So I do not use sitemaps again ...
     
    PeterHugo, Apr 4, 2006 IP