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How does sitemap work for a video sharing site?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by myshow, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hello,
    SEMrush
    How does sitemap work for a video sharing portal? It contains huge collection of videos and pages, so this question I thought was valid.

    Please put in your comments on this.

    Thanks.
     
    myshow, Jun 26, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. antiseptic

    antiseptic Peon

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    #2
    you should generate a video sitemap

    example:

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    for information, you look google webmaster help pages
     
    antiseptic, Jun 28, 2010 IP
  3. myshow

    myshow Peon

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    #3
    Could we rely using the regular sitemap generators like xml-sitemaps.com for this purpose? I am slightly confused.
     
    myshow, Jun 28, 2010 IP
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    #4
    I am also looking for the answer long time ago, and didn't find one solutions for creating video sitemap for many uploaded videos.
     
    KimiGermany, Jun 28, 2010 IP
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    haveseo Active Member

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    #5
    Go to this website, they offer a free software which can make video sitemaps for you. videositemappro.com
     
    haveseo, Jun 28, 2010 IP
  6. myshow

    myshow Peon

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    #6
    Doesn't this say sitemaps for WP blogs? In which case will it apply commonly for all portals?
     
    myshow, Jun 28, 2010 IP
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    #7
    What did you build you site in/with? I think you will need to use a video sitemap, you could create a standard sitemap and add the videos as extra if they have static urls?
     
    itsallwhite, Jun 29, 2010 IP
  8. Karrie

    Karrie Peon

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    #8
    I have a cms site designed for me. Although I have over 70 videos online they do not show up in Google searches at all. Can I ask for a video sitemap for my site and as we upload both a flash and a windows media version of each video (brides view at work and workplaces often block flash!)? Also would that look like repeated content?

    Would really appreciate guidance from you guys as my web designers don't seem to understand what I am asking for and keep telling me that we have a sitemap already. I'd like to go back to them with some solid info.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
    Karrie, Jul 28, 2010 IP
  9. myshow

    myshow Peon

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    #9
    I am still looking for a reliable and free tool for generating sitemap for a video sharing website.
     
    myshow, Aug 1, 2010 IP
  10. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    #10
    If you host the videos themselves, then A1 Sitemap Generator should be able to. But it can't handle if you host videos externally (I might solve this some day) Anyways, what's your website URL? I can take a run at it. I wouldn't mind testing against one or two websites more :)
     
    websitetools, Aug 1, 2010 IP
  11. bigmax

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    #11
    Just FYI...
    # robots.txt file for YouTube
    
    User-agent: Mediapartners-Google*
    Disallow:
    
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /videos
    Disallow: /bulletin
    Disallow: /comment
    Disallow: /forgot
    Disallow: /login
    Disallow: /results
    Disallow: /signup
    Disallow: /t/terms
    Disallow: /t/privacy
    Disallow: /verify_age
    Disallow: /watch_ajax
    Disallow: /watch_popup
    Disallow: /watch_queue_ajax
    Disallow: /get_video
    Disallow: /get_video_info
    Code (markup):
    Also, take a look at http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=80472 , quite interesting and informative.
     
    bigmax, Aug 1, 2010 IP
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    Amitoops Active Member

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    #12
    you can take help of XML and you can also create your own sitmap generator
     
    Amitoops, Aug 2, 2010 IP
  13. Karrie

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    #13
    It's http:// www. electraweddingfilms.co.uk but not sure what you mean by 'take a run at it' ... sorry! (Had to leave gaps as site won't let me post links?)
     
    Karrie, Aug 3, 2010 IP
  14. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    #14
    I have test scanned your website. Took a good minute. Afterwards I created a video sitemap of your website. No problems with your website since it hosts videos yourself. (You may want to edit the descriptions though. A1SG uses title/description from video page.)

    video sitemap tutorial. (Basicly: just use pre-configured preset for video sitemaps, scan website, build video sitemap.) I can email you the video sitemap if you wish.
     
    websitetools, Aug 4, 2010 IP
  15. Karrie

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    That would be fantastic please. Really appreciate your help - Karrie
     
    Karrie, Aug 5, 2010 IP
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    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    Can you PM me and let me know your email address? One that can take file attachments :)
     
    websitetools, Aug 5, 2010 IP
  17. Karrie

    Karrie Peon

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    Hi Thomas. It's and thank you again for your help and tremendous support! - Karrie
     
    Karrie, Aug 5, 2010 IP
  18. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Just sent the email :)
     
    websitetools, Aug 5, 2010 IP