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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)
    29.9%
  3. Don't do anything

    8 vote(s)
    10.4%
  4. Terrible

    9 vote(s)
    11.7%
  1. CafaMagician80

    CafaMagician80 Active Member

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    #61
    I voted "alright".
    SEMrush
    They can be terrible though if they're outdated (they don't contain all the pages) or if there are errors. A normal site doesn't have much use for sitemaps, the pages will get indexed anyway. I got a site with dynamically generated thousands of pages, so we need a dynamic sitemap - both for Google and on one page of the site so all pages are linked to.

    For comparison, I also have a forum, it doesn't have a sitemap and the content is indexed immediately.

    I don't think sitemaps help at all in most cases. Sitemaps are helping the robot index the site, and the robot won't have any problems with your site anyway - unless it's a very complicated dynamic one with query strings and similar stuff.
     
    CafaMagician80, Jul 26, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. oldben

    oldben Peon

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    #62
    It's a good solution for search engines. And in webmaster tool you can add it very easy.
     
    oldben, Jul 27, 2012 IP
  3. SandeepSherawat

    SandeepSherawat Peon

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    #63
    Sitemaps helps Google to search your website pages. With the help of sitemap Google reach to your website's inner pages. So Sitemap help to index the website in search engine.
     
    SandeepSherawat, Aug 8, 2012 IP
  4. MAT!

    MAT! Greenhorn

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    #64
    Sitemaps are easy to implement and can only do good for your site. Why would you not utilize this?
     
    MAT!, Aug 9, 2012 IP
  5. cristinascabbia

    cristinascabbia Peon

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    #65
    That's 100% true
     
    cristinascabbia, Aug 9, 2012 IP