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Google Sitemaps

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

  1. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    #101
    You can use the method I suggested above. It is about 10 seconds worth of work after setup.
    SEMrush
     
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  2. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #102
    Great find, NC...

    Someone on another forum was just asking if there was anything like this available... :D
     
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  3. Googles76

    Googles76 Peon

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    #103
    Why does it take so long for Google to download the sitemap, is it because it is a manual process?
     
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    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    #104
    Just an FYI. For those of you using Blogger, you can submit your atom feed as a site map.
     
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    mizt Active Member

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    #106
    Googles76 - DL of the XML file must be a batch process.
     
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  7. Googles76

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    #107
    Looks like Google doesn't update the sitemap status very frequently. I just checked and it says submitted: 4 hours ago, and downloaded: 4 hours ago, yet when I checked it about 30min ago it still said status is pending. Now will see how fast the goole bot comes :D , I need it very much because of complete overhaul of my site.
     
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  8. Stin

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    #108
    I setup the sitemap script to generate a new sitemap at 4am every nite and submit it. So far google seems to download it every day at 1pm. They crawled 1/3 of my site the first day and about a third every day afterwards. I haven't seen any more pages indexed but that will probably take a couple days. Im pretty excited.
     
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    #109
    I submitted 4 sitemaps to Google and it downloads them three times a day :).
     
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  10. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

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    #110
    It may download them, but they still haven't crawled one of my sites and added the new pages to the index yet. They've been downloading my sitemap repeatedly since I set up the sitemap last Sunday, yet I haven't seen any of the new pages that I added now show up in the index in almost a week. Anyone else run into this?

    Ian
     
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  11. davedx

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    #111
    Hmm this is cool. Main advantage I can see is for sites whose freshness > their pagerank->crawl frequency. I.e. you have a news site or blog with about 14 posts/week, but is only being crawled 3 times a week.

    It's basically like technorati's ping.

    I don't think a cron job is the solution... what you should try to do is setup a manual ping in the admin section of your site that generates a new sitemap and submits it to Google, that you initiate whenever you add or update significant content.
     
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  12. pachecus

    pachecus Well-Known Member

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    #112
    yes.......sitemaps are very important
     
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  13. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #113
    Thanks for sharing, pachecus.

    However, this thread is actually about Google Sitemaps Beta, not about sitemaps in general...
     
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  14. Stin

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    #114
    just checked my site: on google, and they just indexed 250 more pages
     
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    #115
    It doesn't appear to me that it has helped me much after 4 days after submitting but maybe it takes longer.
     
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    I'm beginning to wonder if this is anything more the Superstition 101... :eek:
     
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    #117


    Thank you NewComputer
     
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  18. Googles76

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    #118
    To sum everything up, if anyone wants to go at it manually, here is how the sitemap layout looks like:

    
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <urlset xmlns="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84 http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84/sitemap.xsd">
    <url>
        <loc>http://www.yourbaseurl.com</loc>
        <priority>1.0</priority>
      </url>
      
    <url>
    <loc>http://www.yourbaseurl.com/index.htm</loc>
    <changefreq>changefreq=monthly</changefreq>
    <priority>priority=1.0</priority>
    </url>
    
    <url>
    <loc>http://www.yourbaseurl.com/page.htm</loc>
    <changefreq>changefreq=monthly</changefreq>
    <priority>priority=0.1</priority>
    </url>
    
    </urlset>
    
    Code (markup):
    than just keep repeating:

    
    <url>
    <loc>http://www.yourbaseurl.com/page.htm</loc>
    <changefreq>changefreq=monthly</changefreq>
    <priority>priority=0.1</priority>
    </url>
    
    Code (markup):
    for all your pages you want to map. There are also other options you can put in such as lastupdated but I didn't find that too usefull. The priority is a value from 1.0 to 0.1 with 1.0 carrying the most importance and 0.1 carrying the least.
     
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    #119
    I love the sitemaps, did anyone have success with them
     
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  20. Redleg

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    #120
    It looks like it's working for me.. :)

    I submitted a couple of sitemaps 1 to 2 days ago, and googlebot is all over the site now.
    Been almost zero googlebot activity this month until now..
     
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