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Does Google Sitemap help with indexing new sites

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by spondishy, Sep 2, 2005.

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    That's it really.

    If I add a sitemap, is Google likely to do deep-crawling quicker?
    SEMrush
     
    spondishy, Sep 2, 2005 IP
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  2. simplexity

    simplexity Peon

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    I should hope so. I would have thought it definately increases the chances of google deep-crawling your entire site but i am not sure wheather it would increase the frequency of crawls.
     
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  3. aeiouy

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    I haven't seen anything to support this one way or another. Currently all my sites have sitemaps listed with google, but I have not seen any kind of relationship between that and getting indexed or deep-crawled.
     
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    webbom Well-Known Member

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    Some of my sites have sitemaps and others don't. I really don't see any diference. What really makes your site get indexed quick and deep is having good links to it.
     
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    I used to try to add a sitemaps to a new sub domain without any links to it. After two weeks still haven't appear in google index.
     
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    leave it 3 - 4 weeks you should see a deep crawl after that

    DaveN
     
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    If you have a new site, indexation will depend on incoming links. Sitemap won't do anything to be spidered. But sitemap, will help once you're on the index to show Google that your site has content (relevant and related to keywords)
     
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    I have not seen any difference with using the sitemap.

    That said, I still use it as it doesnt take long to setup.
     
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    mihnea007 Banned

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    Google Sitemap has not helped me in any way
     
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  10. aeiouy

    aeiouy Peon

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    By the way, as I noted in another thread, the sitemap has some new stats that are useful regardless of if it helps with getting indexed, because it will list errors and problems with indexing pages in your site maps and will also list errors you got outside of the sitemap and just by google crawling on its own.
     
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    It's still relatively new, so I guess no one can really tell just yet. But just in case it does, why don't you submit one anyway? It's not like it'll take more than a few minutes.
     
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    From what I've seen so far, the term "error log" would be more appropriate than "stats".
     
    Jan, Sep 3, 2005 IP
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    Google admits that there is no assurance that your site can be indexed even if you submit it to google ste map.... It all depends on your off page optimization :)
     
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    Well, I've seen Google index all my pages after uploading a sitemap. Just too bad that my site has dissappeared from search results due to me changing the domain. Looks like I killed my site. :(
     
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    wizardofx Well-Known Member

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    The crazy thing is that the sitemap group can't
    seem to get together with the froogle group.
    With froogle you can do everything with a
    spreadsheet, but with sitemap you have to use
    xml to get all the features. Yet the information
    passed is no more complicated with sitemap
    than with froogle.
     
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    wizardofx Well-Known Member

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    This is the post that I was looking for. Google actually
    says that putting up a sitemap won't affect your
    search results. But then as an optimist I figure if
    I go through all that work, they will appreciate it
    and treat me like a human being for a change:)
     
    wizardofx, Sep 3, 2005 IP
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    As an update, I got a deep crawl after about a week without the sitemap...
     
    spondishy, Sep 5, 2005 IP
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    A sitemap has the adantage that you can notify google of changes to your site, and expect a crawl quickly in return to keep your listing up to date. Sounds fair enough to me.
     
    Enigma121, Sep 5, 2005 IP
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    From my experiece, using the sitemap does help to get indexed quicker - why would they offer this otherwise. In any case, it can do no harm.
     
    sparkimarki, Sep 6, 2005 IP
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    i have just started with gsitemap. they started this as something that will help them reduce their autmoatic bot's workload. when we consider that the sites which use gsitemap forms not even .00001% of all the websites, this wont do much good to google. but still they can atleast schedule their crawlers on the serious websites (of serious webmasters ;) ). anyway its still beta and we will start seeing the advantage sooner than later.
     
    king_cobra, Sep 7, 2005 IP