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are sitemaps still important to google in 2012?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by Lindabrock, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. #1
    or is google smart enough to find and index good without it?
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    Lindabrock, Feb 24, 2012 IP
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  2. bogi

    bogi Active Member

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    I think it really depends on your site's navigation. It's still a good idea to provide Google an XML sitemap. And an HTML for your visitors :)
     
    bogi, Feb 24, 2012 IP
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    ezbnc Peon

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    Ask yourself what can it hurt? Really nothing so it is good even though your site is going to get crawled relatively fast if you get good links.
     
    ezbnc, Feb 24, 2012 IP
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    kar76 Greenhorn

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    Yes its Important it let google read your site easily. Google can not read site if it not submitted to google or linked through other site.
     
    kar76, Feb 24, 2012 IP
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    techendeavour Peon

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    Yes it is always good to include a sitemap.xml in our websites.
     
    techendeavour, Feb 25, 2012 IP
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    hiqasim Greenhorn

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    google submits urls without sitemapt. But it is always good and highly recomended to have a sitemap submitted in google webmasters tools
     
    hiqasim, Feb 25, 2012 IP
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    coderphp6 Member

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    yes there is a need of sitemaps for our websites especially when you want your site articles listed in Google News search and your videos in Google Video search
     
    coderphp6, Feb 25, 2012 IP
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    matthintze Peon

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    Yes, I recently tested it and my site went up in SERPS...
     
    matthintze, Feb 28, 2012 IP
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    MoolaMails Peon

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    Please tell me how to make a sitemap? I have heard of them and don't know what they are and how to use them.
     
    MoolaMails, Feb 28, 2012 IP
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    matthintze Peon

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    I just used a generated one: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ and then uploaded that to my server without links to it, and then told google where it was when I submitted my site
     
    matthintze, Feb 29, 2012 IP
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    Sitemaps only help your visitors to navigate your site better. If your website is built on simplicity culture, you may not need sitemap. The two things that matter to your website is rank and reach. You need these to make money. Even if you try to sell the domain, these two points will be considered above any other.
     
    judchuks, Feb 29, 2012 IP