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Having two site maps, what does it do for you?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by mattonline, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. #1
    OK i have put up two site maps on my www.hybridgolfclub.co.uk website, one is the standard HTML sitemap, (located on the left)
    and the second is an XML sitemap located on the right,

    what will this do for my rankings, will it improve, or do nothing?
    SEMrush
    The XML site map i have listed at google sitemaps page.

    thanks again
     
    mattonline, Mar 19, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dairyman

    dairyman Notable Member

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    sitemap.xml file is used by the google to index your pages faster whereas the sitemap.html file gives an abstract of your site to the visitors.
    -Dairyman
     
    dairyman, Mar 19, 2008 IP
  3. jonbuoy

    jonbuoy Peon

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    There's also a third option of a basic sitemap.txt

    Have you submitted the xml site map to the search engines? If not, it would be wise to do so together with the txt version too.
     
    jonbuoy, Mar 20, 2008 IP
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    amnesia623 Active Member

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    Are all these types of sitemaps needed? I've never heard of having a .txt file, what is the advantage?
     
    amnesia623, Mar 24, 2008 IP
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    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    You can try check this sitemaps article - it discusses and have examples of HTML, XML, RSS, ROR and text sitemaps.
     
    websitetools, Mar 25, 2008 IP
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    vinod.kumar Banned

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    sitemap is necessary to index pages in google
     
    vinod.kumar, Mar 26, 2008 IP
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    Devilfish Active Member

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    I don't think a sitemap is necessary for a search engine to index your site. The search engine will eventually crawl your site without a sitemap. The sitemap allows the search engine to crawl your site more effectively.

    My sitemap get's automatically updated every day but google doesn't download it every day. Yet a good bot still visits my forum on a daily basis.
     
    Devilfish, Mar 27, 2008 IP
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    While I'd say it's not essential, it certainly wouldn't hurt to have sitemaps. Every little thing can make a difference.
     
    fetch-boy, Mar 28, 2008 IP