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How important is site map now?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by weightp, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. #1
    is sitemap very important now?
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    weightp, Jan 6, 2013 IP
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  2. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    Depends on your site. Sitemaps can help search engines index and discover your important page URLs and content faster / more completely.
     
    websitetools, Jan 7, 2013 IP
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    honestvarun Peon

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    Sitemaps are important as sitemaps help search engines to index your those site pages that search engines might have missed while indexing.
     
    honestvarun, Jan 8, 2013 IP
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    afoley77 Active Member

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    Sitemap only make a sense to search engine crawler when it index pages of your website. Sitemap helps search engine crawler to reach to your important pages of website and content and in indexing your all pages include those that you have missed..
     
    afoley77, Jan 9, 2013 IP
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    Sitemaps usually have two basic roles.
    1. HTML Sitemaps: Used to guide your website's visitors through the site, without needing to follow the url chain. Click Here for an Example. As you can see it makes the browsing experience a lot easier for visitors.
    2. XML Sitemaps: Used to guide Search Engines through the steps to "read" your website. Once you make a Google Webmaster Tools account, you can specify a sitemap in order to get a specific search view template, which looks like a tree (see the image below).
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    So, in a nutshell, sitemaps are pretty important, in both User Browsing Ability and SEO.
     
    Scrollbar, Jan 23, 2013 IP
  6. Synastute

    Synastute Greenhorn

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    Creating a quality sitemap for site is one of important on-page optimization activity. It helps Google to index your pages.
     
    Synastute, Jan 24, 2013 IP
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    A sitemap can help Google to understand better your site structure.
     
    abraham26, Jan 24, 2013 IP
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    It's always nice to have place on the site where you can easily navigate and see the site structure. No matter what and how Google crawls, usability standards implies having a good organized sitemap.
    So try to include XML and HTML sitemaps.
     
    cortomalteze, Jan 24, 2013 IP
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    heliumc Greenhorn

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    According to me sitemap is principally significant if you are using javascript menus without html links or even worse stuck in the stone age with a flash website.
     
    heliumc, Jan 24, 2013 IP
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    google sitemaps help search engine index your pages
     
    ervins, Feb 3, 2013 IP
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    Sitemap helps a website to index in search engine fastly. Sitemap also help user to find all pages of a website by landing on single page.
     
    scholarsjunction, Feb 27, 2013 IP
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    sem-profiteer Active Member

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    Submitting a site map is very important to allow all search engines to index your site. Submitting these to the bing and google webmaster tools is important enough to have them ask for this information. Not having a sitemap in my option is saying that your site isn't interesting or important enough to have indexed.
     
    sem-profiteer, Feb 27, 2013 IP
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    A satemap is a place in your website where user can find easily any navigation key of your site. Its just like a map of your site.
     
    Alex Jonson, Mar 19, 2013 IP
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    If you have very large number of pages and all pages are directly not accessible through your index page, it is very wise idea to create a sitemap and submit to Google. So GoogleBot will have a better knowledge about the size and importance of your internal links and will prioritize URLs accordingly..
     
    nvidura, Apr 9, 2013 IP
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    Sitemaps are not a new. They have always been part of best Web design practices but with the adoption of sitemaps by search engines, now they become even more important. If your site is new, or if you have a significant number of new (or recently updated pages), then using a site map can be vital to your success.
     
    Shawn Michaels, Apr 12, 2013 IP
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    it is important as it helps to crawl web pages more frequently.
     
    anna30, Apr 20, 2013 IP