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Google Sitemaps, anybody using?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by Discreet, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. toocoolforschool

    toocoolforschool Peon

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    #21
    I used it on a site with a ton of content, and googlebot does come around, but I haven't even appeared in the index yet. At this point I'm convinced Google has banned me (for whatever reason) so I'm going to stop worrying about the site they refuse to let in. I just submitted a second one for a new site (sent it in yesterday, it's come around to spider) we'll see if my second site gets in or not.
    SEMrush
     
    toocoolforschool, Jul 19, 2005 IP
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  2. boohlick

    boohlick Banned

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    #22
    How old is your site? Maybe you are using some black hat methods in your site optimization?
    Thats why google dont indexed it
     
    boohlick, Jul 20, 2005 IP
  3. Lynn Terry

    Lynn Terry Peon

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  4. toocoolforschool

    toocoolforschool Peon

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    #24
    Um, no. I don't know what "black hat methods" is and I wouldn't know where to figure out or implement. I switched domain names, moved content to another site, and I think it's penalizing me for duplicate content. It's been almost two months and Google is still showing about 1000 pages from my old site, mostly threads for a forum that no longer exists, and haven't existed for almost two months. For a company that's dominating the world of search engines, sometimes Google can be pretty stupid and clueless.
     
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    #25
    i really feel your pain there toocool - if you manage to sort your situation out, please let me know how you got unbanned!
     
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  6. toocoolforschool

    toocoolforschool Peon

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    #26
    I'm trying, man, I'm trying hard, but Google doesn't seem to listen, or if they listen, they just don't give a crap.
     
    toocoolforschool, Jul 22, 2005 IP
  7. WhatiFind

    WhatiFind offline

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    #27
    I just started using Google sitemaps for a new site (build about 3 weeks ago), I'm using the Wordpress Sitemap from Arne Brachhold , easy to use.

    Submitted it to google sitemaps, after a couple of days google started downloading the sitemap. Now Google caches the homepage of the site almost every day, it's not indexing the other pages but the site is fairly new. I'm sure that will come soon.

    Overall, I'm pleased with google caching the site frequently.

    I'll post more info about my findings if the sitemap will influence search engine rankings.
     
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  8. shareaway

    shareaway Peon

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    #28
    if you're submiting a sitemap index for multiple sitemaps on one site, do you submit just the index, or the index and the sitemaps?
     
    shareaway, Jul 24, 2005 IP
  9. toocoolforschool

    toocoolforschool Peon

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    #29
    Huh? Your index page (main page) should be in the sitemap. You just submit the sitemap. Is that what you're asking?
     
    toocoolforschool, Jul 24, 2005 IP
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    seoindia Notable Member

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    #30
    How to create sitemap (xml) page for a website. Currently i have the sitemap page in html format too. And also it would be freat if somebody can tell me how do i create rss feed for my website whose all pages are in html
     
    seoindia, Jul 25, 2005 IP
  11. isaiasd2003

    isaiasd2003 Guest

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    #31
    I've used and tested sitemap affects, much more, recently after further research. When using sitemaps, G will likely exclude any site with the same ip, etc. Like if you make 2 sites, with somewhat similar content, and even many times without similarity, G will leave out the second one or the one submitted after the first same ip - different site - sitemap submission. Different ips obviously aren't affected in this way, and in many cases are benefitted depended on your ip type, host, title, and all that other crap G makes you do to rank well. Both of which I've experienced the affect of lmao, very painfully I might add. :eek: So I made the mistake of submitting all my sitemaps to G with sites having the same ip, causing 2 of my sites to be left out. The first time I used sitemap submission it worked GREAT! SO GREAT I wanted to submit em all! Though I now know its now in my best favor to submit all of em. So just keep what I said in mind, before doing stuff like I did. :cool:
     
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  12. clpounds

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    #32
    I created a sitemap and it worked fairly well. The pages were indexed within a few days after inserting them into the xml file.
     
    clpounds, Jul 26, 2005 IP
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    #33
    When you say "indexed", do you mean totally indexed, with title, description and cache?
     
    fryman, Jul 26, 2005 IP
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    #34
    Generally the links are there within a day or two and fully indexed with description and all a couple of days after that.

    It was actually quite a nice surprise.
     
    clpounds, Jul 26, 2005 IP
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    #35
    I've updated my sitemap twice with Google now. Before I used sitemap, I was usually hovering around 5,500 to 6,500 pages indexed. Now it's gone up to over 9,000.
     
    egdcltd, Jul 26, 2005 IP
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    #36
    What do you guys use to create your xml file?
     
    toocoolforschool, Jul 26, 2005 IP
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    #37
    I used this tool: http://enarion.net/google/
     
    egdcltd, Jul 26, 2005 IP
  18. Jim_Westergren

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    #38
    Yesterday I decied to try it and made 4 XML sitemaps for my bigger sites.

    I found a very good site making these maps:

    sitemapbuilder.net

    Just insert the URL and click. I actually downloaded their free software and it is excellent. Very simple.

    Will be interesting to see how it goes, 2 of the sites are new and not yet indexed. Hope this will help.
     
    Jim_Westergren, Jul 26, 2005 IP
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    #39
    Lynn Terry: "There's a great little plugin for WordPress if any of you run WP sites. Andre Chaperon has a video tutorial about the free plug-in on his blog that is cool:
    Andre has a nice little blog them. Thanks for noting. He has a link here now.
    www.skaffe.com/viewCat/83672
     
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  20. toocoolforschool

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    #40
    Thanks bro will give it a go. I've been using sitemapspal.com but it's a pretty weak xml builder -- basically just links on the main page, it never travels beyond.
     
    toocoolforschool, Jul 26, 2005 IP