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How often do I have to update my sitemap?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by juanbuit, May 22, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hi:

    I want to know how much often is good to update my sitemaps:

    1. Everytime I upgrade my site?
    2. On a daily, weekly or monthly basis?
    3. Which software can I use to automate this?
    SEMrush
    Thanks for your help
     
    juanbuit, May 22, 2006 IP
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  2. jackburton2006

    jackburton2006 Peon

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    #2
    Depends. What kind of site are you using to submit the sitemap? Are we talking about a traditional static website here or a blog? My blogs come with automatic sitemap pinging and I haven't re-submitted my static website's sitemap since I submitted it nearly a year ago.
     
    jackburton2006, May 22, 2006 IP
  3. Mong

    Mong ↓↘→ horsePower

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    I would say wait till site: command issue is resolved so that you can better know what is effect of sitemap update.
     
    Mong, May 22, 2006 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #4
    You don't need to resubmit the sitemap - google know where it is and will revisit. I do sometimes but that's just when I'm feeling impatient.

    As for rebuilding the sitemap - do that after every addition.

    For forums I recommend daily rebuilds as the changes (ie people posting) make that the most practical.

    Don't forget that Google will still index a page even if it isn't in the sitemap.
     
    sarahk, May 22, 2006 IP
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    rosiee007 Notable Member

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    if you're talking abt Google sitemaps, I think the option there where you specify the probability of the page being updated is self sufficient. However if you add more pages to the website, you should add them to the sitemap.
     
    rosiee007, May 22, 2006 IP
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    I update my GSM for every major change. not more. not less.
     
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    Any time your site changes (add a page, remove a page) your sitemap should be updated and resubmitted to Google, Yahoo, and the new HTML sitemap should go up as well. This will keep your maps current and accurate.

    AutoMapIt's claim to fame is the hands-free, automatically updated set of sitemaps that catches updates like this and makes the changes and submissions for you.
     
    MaxPowers, May 23, 2006 IP