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If we don't have a sitemap???

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by PRGuy, Feb 7, 2010.

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    Hello guys,

    can anybody share/advice me about 'what will happen if I/someone else don't have a sitemap with their site??

    thanks.
     
    PRGuy, Feb 7, 2010 IP
  2. stephenc

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    I have never had a sitemap and have suffered no ill effects.

    I don't really need one. All links on the main pages go to all
    my pages. Unless you have one hidden, you really don't need a
    site map. If it is hidden, google may need a sitemap to find it.
    But I have always thought that if it is on the web, and is worth
    finding, google will find it.

    Remember there are 2 types of sitemaps. One xml specifically for
    google, and then a general site map on your page for visitors.
    They could be the same if you wish.

    I really don't feel the need for any as far as my sites are concerned
    as stated above. Visitors and google can readily find all pages.

    Google does not need a sitemap to find the structure of my sites.
    All have the same links on the sidebar on each page. All pages are
    in those links. In effect, my sidebar is my sitemap. Now if you have
    links all over the place, mixed and matched here and there, a sitemap
    may be worth it. But if all links can be somehow followed from the
    main page, then google will find them. Your visitors may need one,
    however, and I think google tells people to have one just for this
    purpose.

    Stephen C
     
    stephenc, Feb 7, 2010 IP
  3. PRGuy

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    Hello Mr. Stephen,

    thank you very much for your response. I also think that its not a necessary thing to build a sitemap. Of course its just for letting the bots know about the site. But i think if the site is having good/reachable links there will not be a need of sitemap arising ever.

    Thanks.
     
    PRGuy, Feb 7, 2010 IP
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    Nothing will happen :), if you want to improve your site and let your amount of indexed pages grow you should make one.
     
    quiz, Feb 16, 2010 IP
  5. PRGuy

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    quiz what is the relation between page indexing and sitemap???
     
    PRGuy, Feb 16, 2010 IP
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    Johnalex Greenhorn

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    I think sitemap submission to major search engine is too helpful for search engine spider to crawl each and every page of the website easily.
     
    Johnalex, Feb 24, 2010 IP
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    Sitemap is a list of pages of website accessible to crawler.
    Sitemap can improve search engine optimization of a site by making ensure that all pages can be found. It also acts as a navigation aid. So if you don’t have a sitemap how you improve your site optimization.

    IT Chimes
     
    ITChimesSMO, Feb 24, 2010 IP
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    Sitemap is a list of pages of website accessible to crawler.
    Sitemap can improve search engine optimization of a site by making ensure that all pages can be found. It also acts as a navigation aid. So if you don’t have a sitemap how you improve your site optimization.

    IT Chimes
     
    ITChimesSMO, Feb 24, 2010 IP
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    There are two types of sitemap page. First simple site map page for easy navigation for visitor or customer and sitemap.xml is for search engine.
     
    Johnalex, Feb 24, 2010 IP
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    It will help you improve your site optimization. Sitemap is a list of pages of website accessible to craoler that help google find your new site as quickly as possible.
     
    evapeng, Feb 24, 2010 IP
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    Depending upon the size, scope, and architecture of your site... some links may not be indexed properly. Typically, the major search engines can do their thing without needing the site map but it's common practice (and encouraged) to include one.
     
    Unkn0wnPlayer, Feb 24, 2010 IP
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    I find them useful alongside webmaster tools and analytics as it allows you to see how each link is performing,
     
    martinglover, Feb 28, 2010 IP
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    Search engines generally have a target for how many pages they will visit from each site, based on how popular the site is. If the site gets more hits from search results, then the search engine will want to include that site more often and include more pages from the site. If your site is very deeply nested, its possible that some pages "far away" from the initial page that the search engines visit (not necessarily your home page ...) will not be visited.

    A site map is a way for you to tell the search engine which pages you consider "important". It also allows the search engines to visit those pages directly, because they do not have to discover those pages by following links.
     
    warriorjoe118, Feb 28, 2010 IP