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Google sitemaps not good for SEO??

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by seoindiaweb, Aug 21, 2006.

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    seoindiaweb, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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  2. rxbbx

    rxbbx Peon

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    sitemap.xml for google, urllist.txt for msn and yahoo... i ve no problems at all. :D
     
    rxbbx, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    no, site maps work ok for me :D
     
    Lukaslo, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    sitemaps work exactly as advertised lol...

    That post is just a grumpy person tryin to find something to blame
     
    DaVe™, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    seoindiaweb Banned

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    Lol thanx;) i myself also didnt faced any problems till now.. but may be due to this rumors i just wanted to clear out myself:D
     
    seoindiaweb, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    Google sitemap works great, but Yahoo not effective.
     
    bermuda, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    seoindiaweb Banned

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    Yeah i agree yahoo maps arent so effective
     
    seoindiaweb, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    infonote Well-Known Member

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    Sitemaps does not help your site rank. It only helps all your sites on your site be indexed
     
    infonote, Aug 21, 2006 IP
  9. UBF

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    But if you have done a good deal of internal linking and your pages gets indexed that can eventually improve your ranking, right?
     
    UBF, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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    Even after creating Google Sitemap all the pages of my site are not indexed properly on google, sometime it shows 250 pages and most of the time 3 or 4 pages when i query site:http://www.myurl.com/. And Google Sitemap shows no crawl errors. What you say guys is that still good?
     
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    google sitemaps working fine for me. i also tested without site-maps in that case my sites crawls properly. Conclusion is that your site's navigation should be proper and search engine friendly with or without sitemaps. if your content is good then definitely google crawler visit your whole site.:)
     
    netprophet, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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    didnt worked for me,used it for months.next to nothing in google,removed two weeks ago and serps are steadily increasing.
     
    Notorious, Aug 24, 2006 IP
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    Sitemaps work well for me. You still have to have the backlinks.
     
    Hon Daddy Dad, Aug 24, 2006 IP
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    They work. Just be careful of what you putting in the xml file.
    And don't change sitemap file name.

    I've tried sitemap.xml.gz then I changed to sitemap.xml, then
    back to .gz version, that was 1 month ago, and googlebot is
    still trying to get xml version.

    Stick with one file name, when you change page file names,
    keep the old ones in the map, just do a 301 redirect for a while.

    Then remove them from the map, but keep 301 redirects a while longer.

    You still have to make your site "google" friendly, i.e. a good
    content/code ratio, javascript and css in separate files, clean links
    to the rest of the site, validate HTML or XHTML with w3.org validators.

    Use text based browsers to go through your site, if you can, googlebot
    will like your site.
     
    2mob.net, Aug 29, 2006 IP
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    Hey,

    Ever since i submitted my google/yahoo sitemaps they ALWAYS!
    seem to be on my website constantly i mean should't they only do it
    every so often? hehe everytime i look at the online list there online :confused:

    Ahh well all good i suppose. :)
     
    Jamieconna, Aug 29, 2006 IP
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    #16
    I agree that they at least have zero NEGATIVE effect.

    BUT - those claiming they work - how can you be sure that its just not a good linking strategy you have? has anyone tested this? If its just good linking strategy, then good, but no need to waste time on sitemaps.

    On teh other hand, I have had (what I think is because of teh sitemaps) good succeess. by that i mean that new pages got indexed VERY fast (within 1 week max) if I used the sitemap.

    I added 10 pages over the past 10 days, and not yet updated sitemaps. Still not indexed.
     
    grobar, Aug 29, 2006 IP
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    I think, sitemap is still a believe in google crawler.
    For SEO, maybe what we can do is doing all we can do.
     
    Keith_W., Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    Well one idea is that once google "really" crawled his site via the sitemap, they found something they didn't like. If you are doing anything shady, duplicate content, extra keyphrase loading with a super-high density etc. I would'nt point the gbot to those areas specifically.

    The sitemap is a big "look at me"... if your site won't stand up to that much scrutiny, then don't shout to come and look! :cool:

    Thoughts?
     
    kyogen, Aug 31, 2006 IP
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    #19
    Have you guys heard anything about a sudden drop in pages though when google first gets your site map? Have heard mixed reviews at times...

    Do you guys know any good site map creators? Can yahoo and msn read the .xml file or as someone suggested... use urllist.txt...

    Thanks,
    Starke
     
    starke, Sep 5, 2006 IP
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    Sure, google's site map is good. I used it with my new site 14 days ago. And now 90% webpages were index by Google. I analized the log file, and find that Google robot get the site map file fist. Then lots of webpages were indexed by Google.

    Great job has been done by Google.
     
    hoticebeijing, Sep 5, 2006 IP