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Google Sitemaps

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by digitalpoint, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. ServerUnion

    ServerUnion Peon

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    #201
    should only have to submit it once, they come by and download it frequently
    SEMrush
     
    ServerUnion, Jun 29, 2005 IP
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  2. vinturella

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    #202
    Your answer is very provocative, but I am clueless as to how to execute. I use FrontPage, and its site mapper requires that I put each page in a category and is quite unwieldy. I know Excel fairly well.

    Am I in the ballpark? Thanks.

    John,

     
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  3. Imran

    Imran Notable Member

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    #203
    Yes You have to submit it only one's but It will download the same sitemap.xml unless you modify it daily!
     
    Imran, Jun 30, 2005 IP
  4. ServerUnion

    ServerUnion Peon

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    #204
    That is the beauty of scripting a dynamic site map.
     
    ServerUnion, Jun 30, 2005 IP
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    ziandra Well-Known Member

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    #205

    115 times in the past 7 hours. G is having a ball on one of mine.
     
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    #206
    What log analyzer software do you use?
    I wonder if that is just one continuous visit aa it attempts to index your site.
    A series of reads of the sitemap.xml file spread over time.
    If you look at Google sitemap stats requiring your gmail account, does it show as being downloaded 7 hours ago or 0 hours ago?
     
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  7. t2dman

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    #207
    How many pages do you have? Can you copy paste the url's from your front page site map into excel and reformat into the xml format?

    Via Freefind they will spider your site, and then show you the url's in their control panel - copy and paste into excel and reformat.

    Or Google to find a spider program that can spider your site, give you the url's and then excel them.
     
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  8. ikeys

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    #208
    maybe start with the basics , you don't need to make a complicated sitemap ,
    just make a list of all urls from your site.

    http://www.example.com/page1.html
    http://www.example.com/page2.html
    http://www.example.com/page3.html
    ...

    save the file as
    http://www.example.com/sitemap.txt
    submit it in the
    sitemap service
    https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps

    more info on the simplest sitemap
    https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/docs/en/faq.html#s9

    if that works you can try to make it into an xml sitemap
     
    ikeys, Jul 1, 2005 IP
  9. ziandra

    ziandra Well-Known Member

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    #209
    grep sitemap.xml.gz /..../access_log | wc -l

    Currently 247 hits
    First was: 66.249.65.244 - - [30/Jun/2005:12:46:52 -0700] "HEAD /sitemap.xml.gz when I submitted it
    last was: 66.249.65.101 - - [01/Jul/2005:15:00:26 -0700] "GET /sitemap.xml.gz HTTP/1.1"

    Google Sitemaps - My Sitemaps says : submitted 1 day ago, downloaded 6 hours ago.
    Clock on the computer says: Fri Jul 1 15:27:54 PDT 2005

    Google hasn't visited any of the pages in the past day, only hammered the sitemap.
     
    ziandra, Jul 1, 2005 IP
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    #210
    Wow... try it without gzipping perhaps? That is nuts.
     
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  11. loki

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    #211
    damn! i got all excited about the Google Sitemap for Wordpress until i realised it is *or Wordpress*.

    once i learn to read properly, can anyone point me to a simple solution for producing a gg sitemap for a large dynamically driven site?

    ps i haven't learnt to code properly either.
     
    loki, Jul 8, 2005 IP
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    boohlick Banned

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    #213
    google sitemap just worked great for me, all 150 pages of a new website (less than a month) got indexed a day after submitting the sitemap. (I don't have that much of incoming links, around 30 acc. to msn)
     
    enQuira, Jul 11, 2005 IP
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    #214
    Is this Google SiteMaps a quicker way to get a new site through the Sanbox waiting time... ?
     
    siraxi, Jul 11, 2005 IP
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    #215
    I guess. But it may be the related links too. because the internal pages got crawled more than 10 days before submitting the sitemap but they were indexed the very next day after the sitemap. who knows !!
     
    enQuira, Jul 11, 2005 IP
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    #216
    This is MOST helpful ! Thank you very much ! It works :)

     
    siraxi, Jul 11, 2005 IP
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    #217
    It's only helpful if you're incapable of reading documentation.
     
    KingSEO, Jul 12, 2005 IP
  18. siraxi

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    #218
    Actually I was ... :) when I started to read about complicated stuff like python and cronjobs, I gave up. I'm too simple minded for that.
     
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  19. newquestions

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    #219
    I have a huge website, and so I decided to create a sitemap.
    I submitted it about ten days ago, and since then, my traffic
    has exploded. A few points to note ...

    1. My website is about a year old.
    2. I never did create a decent sitemap structure previously.
    3. Google had bounced pages in and out of its listing for ages.

    But, there is one thing I have noticed. My pages don't necessarily
    show up, when I look for saturation. In other words, when I ask
    Google how many pages are listed, it gives me a pretty crappy
    figure - BUT, I am getting visitors to these pages. To many of
    my pages, that are not technically listed.

    So, I think this is really helping Google. Basically, if someone is
    looking for something really specific, and Google cannot find a
    nice website to show them, then perhaps it reaches into its
    understanding of XML sitemaps, and retrieves something?

    My traffic is around ten times higher than last month, and a lot
    of visitors are hitting pages that have never had traffic. Only
    difference was that I told Google about my new sitemap.

    It works. So, if you are too simple, or too lazy to get it to work,
    then pay someone to do it for you. It really is worthwhile ...
     
    newquestions, Jul 12, 2005 IP
  20. isaiasd2003

    isaiasd2003 Guest

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    #220
    In my opinion, sitemaps aren't as bad as some may think. For example, I submitted my sitemap.xmls to G last month, and just about all the changes I made to my site were recognized faster than the times without. So it came in handy, the sites back in the search keywords it use to be in. I can't say much for my other sites, but I haven't put as much effort into them. So its a small win from the last month when G gave me the smackdown, and shoved my site off to another keyword no one would ever imagine typing but me lmao. Want proof? http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ultimate+spy+software I'm number 8 . ultimatespysoftware.com or you can just go to the big G and search keywords ultimate spy software. It use to be ultimate-spy-software, which is beyond annoying, made a few changes, and the next day I was under my old keyword phrase!:cool: Now if I can only get a lil higher (like rank 1 or 2) it might be worth it! lol:D
    PS. Dunno if it'll show up under uk, or other nations, cause I set the metas to only be searchable under specific states and didn't want to get carried away and lose my place.:(
     
    isaiasd2003, Jul 12, 2005 IP