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Google Sitemaps FAQ

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by astup1didiot, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. astup1didiot

    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    #81
    You also insert the below code into your robots.txt file, it's the sitemap directive. This allows search engines to locate your sitemap via your robots.txt file. Search engines like Ask.com "only" use this method to locate a sitemap.
    SEMrush
    sitemap: http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml
     
    astup1didiot, Mar 11, 2008 IP
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    TruthTrekker Guest

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    #82
    Got it....

    By root, you mean where all my HTTP docs are, right?

    Where I keep my webpages, in that diretory, correct?
     
    TruthTrekker, Mar 18, 2008 IP
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    PaddyL Active Member

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    #83
    Yes, that's right.

    If you've done it right, type www.yourdomain.com/robots.txt and you will see your robots.txt file.
     
    PaddyL, Mar 19, 2008 IP
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    TruthTrekker Guest

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    #84
    Yes, it works...

    Thanks....
     
    TruthTrekker, Mar 19, 2008 IP
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    TruthTrekker Guest

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    #85
    Oh, I almost forgot, do I have to create a new XML sitemap every time add content(additional pages) to my site?
     
    TruthTrekker, Mar 19, 2008 IP
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    PaddyL Active Member

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    #86
    Well, as long as the search engines can find the new pages through your normal links, you don't need to.

    But if you create the new sitemap and submit it, the search engines that you submit it to will know that you've added it. (It won't guarantee indexing, though.)
     
    PaddyL, Mar 20, 2008 IP
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    #87
    I am having another issue. I used a PHP jump script, it's working fine, however, Google indexed one of the redirects in the "omitted search results section". I have my robots.txt file setup so it won't index my folder containing the PHP script, even Google Webmaster Tools said it there was an exlusion in the robots.txt file.

    Why is this happening?

    Check it out:

    Last result on the bottom of the page....

    http://www.google.com/search?q=site...-SearchBox&rlz=1I7ADBS&start=20&sa=N&filter=0
     
    TruthTrekker, Apr 1, 2008 IP
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    Livingstrong Peon

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    #88
    Guys, I need your help.
    I already have my Site Map generated and saved in my PC in my Documents, now I just need to FTP upload it, and when I try to do it I can't because I need to fill the space for the PATH TO FILE, I mean, I have my FTP server correct, username and password, but I don't know what to put on the Path to file space because I don't know where to look for it because I don't know what it is.

    Could you guys be kind enough to help me with this request? :D :D :D

    Thanks, I will be forever grateful.
     
    Livingstrong, Apr 4, 2008 IP
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    Livingstrong Peon

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    #89
    Never mind, I got it, I'm so so so so so so happy!!!

    I've been trying to create a Site Map for the last week and another Digital Forum member suggested a link that helped me tremendously!!!

    Now I'm going to celebrate....YEEHAW! :)
     
    Livingstrong, Apr 4, 2008 IP
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    #90
    Questions from me are :
    1. once i updated my web site twice or thrice a day. Is there any effect if I resubmit my sitemap in G webmaster tools every time I update the site?
    2. does it mean that you invite G crawler to index your pages "instantly" or just tell G about the updates and G crawler will come to index your pages depends on time stated in the "changefreq" tag value?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
    pdfmania, Apr 6, 2008 IP
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    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    #91
    http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.php#xmlTagDefinitions

    Has stated it's considered more of a hint than a command. Updating your xml sitemap with new web pages is the best way to help Google find them beyond backlinks to that specific web page.
     
    astup1didiot, Apr 6, 2008 IP
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    #92
    Is any free site through we can submit our site sitemap in many places. If yes than please give me URL of that sites so that i can submit our site sitemap.xml.
     
    uday_yadav2, Apr 10, 2008 IP
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    #93
    you can create your sitemap by using url mention below

    http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/
     
    henery008, Apr 15, 2008 IP
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    #94
    Good post. I just added a SEO article on my SEO blog about sitemaps if anyone is interested.
     
    professionalseo, Apr 16, 2008 IP
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    #96
    Hi

    I submitted the sitemap for my site over a month ago and under 'What Googlebot sees it still says this:

    "Data is not available at this time. Please check back later for statistics about your site."

    I know from my logs that it is crawling everyday (it has crawled 22,000 pages) and has indexed around 6,000 but according to sitemaps - it has nothing.

    I am guessing this is due to a lag in the time it takes to update the various servers but was wondering if anyone knows how long it should take before I should see some 'data'.

    Thanks!
     
    felixthefire, Apr 24, 2008 IP
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    #97
    Indeed. This is a great link to go to for Site Maps. Very reliable. :D
     
    Livingstrong, Apr 25, 2008 IP
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    #98
    sitemap my site not verifey in google !
    why ?
     
    masoud376, Apr 29, 2008 IP
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    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    #99
    What was the error you recieved?
     
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    #100
    This is very useful content but one question is that how beneficial for each site to have site map?
     
    mtvindia, May 30, 2008 IP