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Does adding sitemap mean more pages will be indexed?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by tradester, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. #1
    Adding sitemap will speed up indexing but does adding lead to more pages being indexed compared to not adding sitemap ? :)
    SEMrush
     
    tradester, Nov 18, 2008 IP
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  2. YSeo

    YSeo Peon

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    #2
    Might be
    in case google has some problem accessing certain pages in your website , sitemap will help it find them and get them indexed.
     
    YSeo, Nov 18, 2008 IP
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    I have found that it has helped pages get listed a lot faster than they used to get listed. Don't forget google isn't the only search engine that uses sitemaps. You can submit a sitemap to yahoo, ask, and live too. I used to have almost nothing indexed with live, and now several of my sites get some good traffic from it.
     
    gbh1935, Nov 18, 2008 IP
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    sitemap seems not very helpful for indexing :(
    I dont know why but for me when i look on "Indexed pages in your site" i see some pages that i have in the sitemap
    but in overview says "No pages from your Sitemaps are currently in Google's index". can someone tell why?
     
    zaxone, Nov 18, 2008 IP
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    gbh1935 Peon

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    yes sitemap will help to index more page. suppose in our website some link not found properly by google then sitemap will help to index that pages.
     
    pareshprince, Nov 18, 2008 IP
  7. zaxone

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    thatkyou :) that is very helpfull. Different datacenters different resaults :)
     
    zaxone, Nov 19, 2008 IP
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    #8
    What if some pages on your website are temporary?
    Should you have your site map include those pages?
    ( I run auctions that last up to 30 days on my website, is it worth is to include those pages, even if its for a month?)
     
    ebay coupons, Nov 20, 2008 IP
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    I wouldn't include those that are temporary
     
    Caesar1, Nov 21, 2008 IP
  10. zaxone

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    why not man? include it even if are temporary and after the 30 days redirect the user to another (similar maybe) page
     
    zaxone, Nov 24, 2008 IP
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    #11
    FOR ME:
    sitemap is exactly a map in real life, the spider or bot is like a traveler who is traveling from one place to one place ( in our case is websites/blogs).

    While traveling, the spider or bot is "capturing picture", "video cam", jot something in th scratch book and etc (in our case = store information).

    After a certain period, the spider/bot is going back home (server). And start to store the info taken.

    Meanwhile, his friends who know he had going back from home is visiting him.With proud, he show the information he had gathered before. Of course the one with quality. (bot/spider will index quality content only)

    PS: the bot/spider's friends is an anology of visitors from SE
    PPS: hope you enjoy with my fairy tales :p
     
    checkmeeveryday, Nov 24, 2008 IP
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    sitemap helps alot. it helps to index faster and more efficiently.

    i always support sitemap, manually or xml based.
     
    nandalinnaung, Nov 24, 2008 IP
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    dota Banned

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    #13
    yes .it will improve ur index pages .of course ur traffic will lncrease
     
    dota, Nov 25, 2008 IP
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    Thanks, I only submit my sitemap to google. I can add it now to yahoo, ask and live.
     
    jezzbb, Nov 25, 2008 IP
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    I would recommend submitting sitemap to google. Definitely helps I have 200 page site and only they were indexed in 1 day after I submitted sitemap.
     
    dwoman2000, Nov 25, 2008 IP
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    I'm not sure what is that. but yesterday I make a new post, and about 10 minutes letter I check my WP stat. To my shock, there are two search from google that directed to my new post. Is that the power of sitemap? But it is too short to get index.
     
    checkmeeveryday, Nov 25, 2008 IP
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    hafizahmedraza Active Member

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    #17
    I think that adding a sitemap mean more pages indexed.
     
    hafizahmedraza, Nov 26, 2008 IP
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    #18
    More and better
     
    xxdomainxx, Nov 26, 2008 IP
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    #19
    For large sites, sitemaps can work like magic.

    I added a sitemap to one of my forums and my indexed pages count went up by 50% within 8 weeks.

    Earlier, the forum had been stuck for about 2 years and Google wasn't really indexing additional pages. Whenever Google would index new pages, it would drop older ones.
     
    sachin410, Nov 26, 2008 IP
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    #20
    sitemap not influnce more in serch
     
    yajur, Nov 26, 2008 IP