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Are sitemaps good or bad?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by RollTheStones, Aug 27, 2006.

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Are site maps good or bad?

  1. Very good

    37 vote(s)
    48.1%
  2. Alright

    23 vote(s)
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  3. Don't do anything

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  4. Terrible

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  1. Morishani

    Morishani Peon

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    #41
    google : google sitemaps :) Everything in it. and in the forum.
    SEMrush
     
    Morishani, Oct 19, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Tabs

    Tabs Peon

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    #42
    M.
    Thanks for the info.
     
    Tabs, Oct 19, 2006 IP
  3. vaporizer

    vaporizer Peon

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    #43
    yes, Sitemaps are very good for getting your site listed on search engines.
     
    vaporizer, Apr 9, 2012 IP
  4. stayfront

    stayfront Greenhorn

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    #44
    Normal HTML Site maps are useful for the viewers who r trying to locate any content in your website having some 5000 pages.
    Google uses XML Sitemaps to crawl deep into ur pages to look for search keywords...
    So....
     
    stayfront, Apr 28, 2012 IP
  5. sukasarkar

    sukasarkar Greenhorn

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    #45
    site map is good according to me..
     
    sukasarkar, Apr 28, 2012 IP
  6. Synastute

    Synastute Greenhorn

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    #46
    Sitemaps never make the site worse. It helps search engines crawl your site. Only thing is, you have to update it regularly.
     
    Synastute, May 30, 2012 IP
  7. buckchoris

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    #47
    i still havent seen my site indexed by google and it has been 3 weeks of sitemaps
     
    buckchoris, Jul 9, 2012 IP
  8. Mitch Ballard

    Mitch Ballard Member

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    #48
    Sitemaps good, very good, it helps the visitors to understand the site structure and layout and quickly gain access to what your site has to offer.
     
    Mitch Ballard, Jul 11, 2012 IP
  9. Aliyah1

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    #49
    I have read mixed reviews about adding them therefore I did not bother to invest the time and effort for sitemaps.
     
    Aliyah1, Jul 19, 2012 IP
  10. angelinwilliams

    angelinwilliams Greenhorn

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    #50
    Hi,
    The use of Sitemap becomes doubly important if the site has pages that can only be accessed through user entry. Sitemap will assist web crawlers in finding and accessing the pages.Therefore all your pages are indexed by google so sitemap is good.
     
    angelinwilliams, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    #51
    sitemap is good because Sitemap are of two types one is HTML and next one is XML sitemap
    With the help of XML sitemap more number of web pages is index by search engine that way weight of website are going up and we find better search visibility for website with targeting keywords.
     
    todion, Jul 19, 2012 IP
  12. MaxPowers

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    #52
    A study by UC Berkley in 2009 (with special permission to Google data directly) showed that 77% of Google's pages were found first on a sitemap, then later by natural crawling. Simply stated, sitemaps can only be good.

    Those who experience bad results from sitemaps must be using poor sitemap tools or do not have their sitemaps cleaned of bad URLs... Whatever it is, there's more to the story of bad results from using sitemaps than simply using sitemaps.
     
    MaxPowers, Jul 20, 2012 IP
  13. tchetan

    tchetan Peon

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    #53
    I also voted :xml sitemap:
    its very useful as its get easily crewl by search engine
     
    tchetan, Jul 22, 2012 IP
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    Qurar Member

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    #54
    Hello, Sitemap Very Use Full For Client Service As well as GooGle Page Index Your site... so My Openion Is Sitemap IS very goos For Site.
     
    Qurar, Jul 22, 2012 IP
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    #55
    Site maps are always good for a website. You can get whole URL structure through HTML site maps...
     
    udaypal, Jul 23, 2012 IP
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    #56
    i still havent seen my site indexed by google and it has been 3 weeks of sitemaps
     
    Cutlifen, Jul 25, 2012 IP
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    #57
    Sitemaps are a need for a site. Google itself said to have one on every site
     
    Andres Solutions, Jul 25, 2012 IP
  18. cristinascabbia

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    #58
    As per my knowledge sitemaps are good and also a free tool by Google, thrrough sitemap we can forward a request to Google to index all our website pages.
     
    cristinascabbia, Jul 25, 2012 IP
  19. Marco Casario

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    #59
    After seeing all the responses, I would dare say that it is best to plan for a site map whether you have a small site or a large site specially when you think that your site has the potential to grow big. From small acorns grows the mighty...
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
    Marco Casario, Jul 25, 2012 IP
  20. semwinner

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    #60
    In my opinion, the importance of sitemap for different sites is also different. for example, new sites, big sites with many pages, and sites need to update very often, a sitemap is urgently needed. and for small sites and no not need to update very often, a sitemap may relatively not so important. But all in all, own a sitemap is certainly do not have any harm for your site.
     
    semwinner, Jul 25, 2012 IP