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Google sitemaps and SEO

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by onlywin, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hello,
    SEMrush
    Somebody knows how important is have a sitemap of the site for Google SEO?
    I will be some positions up in the searches if my site has a sitemap?

    Thanks a lot!
     
    onlywin, Dec 12, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. adeelarshad

    adeelarshad Banned

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    #2
    sitemap adds to your pages being crawled and maybe showing up in the search results.

    However it dooes not add to your pages being ranked better
     
    adeelarshad, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    Providing a sitemap just makes it easier for the spiders to find your content. If they can't find the content on your site, they can't rank it.
     
    bmph8ter, Dec 13, 2008 IP
  4. onlywin

    onlywin Greenhorn

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    thanks for your answers!
     
    onlywin, Dec 13, 2008 IP
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    Principe Peon

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    Sitemap makes GoogleBot job easier and helps you for indexing pages with more frequently.
    I suggest you to do both in .xml and .xml.gz formats.
     
    Principe, Dec 13, 2008 IP
  6. DrivingTraffic.com

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    Yeah, i always suggest if you have a new website with 1k plus pages to create a sitemap. It will help all or your pages get discovered at a much faster rate. Smaller sites should just let the natural process of spidering occur... this will help you better understand your own linking scheme... and that way, If you're not getting properly indexed you should make changes to your internal linking patterns.
     
    DrivingTraffic.com, Dec 15, 2008 IP
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    using google webmaster tool to build your own sitemap will make your website index more quickly and have your website more friendly to SE.
     
    jewelrycn, Dec 15, 2008 IP
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    i think put on your top positions for sitemap(xml+xsl)
     
    loachs, Dec 17, 2008 IP
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    if u want google know u, sitemap is the first thing u need to do.
     
    minhdai, Jan 6, 2009 IP
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    Sara Rana Banned

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    #10
    you can set page priorities and it helps your pages index faster
     
    Sara Rana, Jan 7, 2009 IP
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    jesi Active Member

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    SiteMap is not going to improve your rank but it just facilitate the SE crawlers and spiders to crawl your all pages and index it in record. :)
     
    jesi, Jan 8, 2009 IP
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    linkauthor Well-Known Member

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    #13
    you need the best sitemap designe to get rated better
     
    romanceawaits, Jan 9, 2009 IP
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    Hello,
    I would like to know that are all sitemaps the same?
    different sites or softwares provide different sitemaps. So which one should i choose to get the best results?
    Hope to get a reply soon.
    TC:)
     
    Macky99, Jan 11, 2009 IP
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    redleaf Guest

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    Basically google sitemap plays an important role to attract crawlers for your site....
     
    redleaf, Jan 12, 2009 IP
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    i think it dooes not add to your pages being ranked better.
     
    phone00x, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    Tropicsforme Peon

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    My site is a small one, 40 plus pages with average traffic.

    I've found that although it allows Google to index the pages, that Google takes their own sweet time doing it. I don't count on additional pages being indexed for a week. I use a text editor to create both sitemap.xml and sitemap.html
     
    Tropicsforme, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    Sitemaps helps your site / blog to be crawled easily.
     
    Dirky47, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    Sitemaps are great for seo and for search engines. Google spiders will crawl the sitemaps, sitemaps make it able to crawl more pages, find more pages, which will then be indexed on google. If you have a site that is relatively small I would not advise having a sitemap, but if it is a large website, I would tell you to definitely have a sitemap.
     
    IndianapolisSeo.com, Jan 15, 2009 IP
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    as the name signifies:
    Site: your website/blog
    Map: the map used in common life.
    its helpful to crawlers to go through your site.
     
    Macky99, Jan 20, 2009 IP