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Do I need a sitemap?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by Yigal6, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi guys.
    I'm trying to figure out whether an inclusion of a sitemap would be beneficial in increasing the visibility of my website. I've noticed that most of my competitors have sitemaps. Is there a way to include this file on an HTML page. I'm using Fortune3 as my website builder and a shopping cart.
    Also, I have a few links on my homepage to a blog where I keep some useful info for my customers. The blog is a PR0. Can those links prevent my website from climbing the PR ladder?
    Thanks.
    www.belljewels.com
    SEMrush
     
    Yigal6, Aug 30, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. usasportstraining

    usasportstraining Notable Member

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    #2
    It helps the spiders follow your site the way you want. I have found that if you don't provide a sitemap Google may not index all your pages, at least nearly as fast as you'd like.
     
    usasportstraining, Aug 30, 2007 IP
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    sitemap is good for your website
     
    johnstuman, Aug 30, 2007 IP
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    Makubwa Active Member

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    Sitemap will help no end, you can find loads of free sitemap editors online and even if you ask on here, just paste the html onto your site
     
    Makubwa, Aug 30, 2007 IP
  5. Yigal6

    Yigal6 Active Member

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    Thank you guys for your input. Figured out how to do it through my website builder.
     
    Yigal6, Aug 30, 2007 IP
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    DealWorx Peon

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    Definitely use a sitemap. :)
     
    DealWorx, Aug 30, 2007 IP
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    vasildb Well-Known Member

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    Of course that you need a sitemap, if you want to build a good SEO.
     
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    ndg Member

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    Hi,

    a follow up to this, as saves opening a new thread,

    If you have a html sitemap on your site is it still beneficial to have an xml sitemap and submitting it to google?

    Another thing about xml sitemaps,

    If you have a site structure as mydomain.com , blog.mydomain.com, forum.mydomain.com, etc, is it better to have separate xml site maps in the root of every sub-domain, paying no mention to them in your root url directory sitemap? As having an xml sitemap of all of your site including these subdomains in the format of blog.mydomain.com etc in the root directory sitemap creates illegal and invalid url errors on Google sitemaps.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
    ndg, Aug 30, 2007 IP
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    berserkromeo Peon

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    I suggest that submit your sitemaps in google sitemaps will help your site better get index in google. Google sitemaps is free you doesn't need to spend anything except your time why not try to use it.

    " The more risk is the more return on investment."
     
    berserkromeo, Aug 31, 2007 IP
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    I would def. go ahead and create yourself a good xml sitemap as well, can't hurt.
     
    citruscommerce, Aug 31, 2007 IP
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    kenshinnn Banned

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    yes,helpfull
     
    bbhit, Aug 31, 2007 IP
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    It is helpful,
    I submited my sitemap and I get all pages index, 2500 pages now
     
    cheapez, Sep 2, 2007 IP
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    A sitemap is always usefull to help to google index your site. Send a sitemap in xml format in webmaster tools of google and google index your link faster.
     
    egjose, Sep 3, 2007 IP
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    I have my doubt about this. It probably help but its not that important
     
    webbizo, Sep 4, 2007 IP
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    I think it depend on your site, that google bot can go insite your site..
     
    kop16, Sep 5, 2007 IP
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    Elee Well-Known Member

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    Site maps are very important as it acts as a guide to the spiders.
     
    Elee, Sep 5, 2007 IP
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    The links is more important than sitemap. If you have no more than 100 pages, I think it's no need to host a sitemap file.
     
    fxj10cn, Sep 5, 2007 IP
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    If the deeplinking ratio is 100% then I don't think you need a sitemap at all. And I would suggest increase your deeplinking ratio + internal linking percentage and forget about sitemap.
     
    sanderson, Sep 7, 2007 IP
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    What about those sites, blog, forums which don't have sitemap? Just a question.
     
    sanderson, Sep 8, 2007 IP