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Importance of sitemaps

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by oxandrolone, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. #1
    I just wondering...is it so important to have a sitemap...I was googling for some answers..found some..thats not so important to has one...

    whats your opinions, pls?

    thanks in advance for answers guys
    SEMrush
     
    oxandrolone, Dec 7, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. BlueDevilMedia

    BlueDevilMedia Well-Known Member

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    Sitemaps are an important part of your site's overall design.
     
    BlueDevilMedia, Dec 7, 2009 IP
  3. oxandrolone

    oxandrolone Peon

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    im asking because i found these articles...what google said :

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    A Sitemap does not affect the actual ranking of your pages. However, if it helps get more of your site crawled (by notifying us of URLs we didn’t previously didn’t know about, and/or by helping us prioritize the URLs on your site), that can lead to increased presence and visibility of your site in our index.

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    Submitting a Sitemap helps you make sure Google knows about the URLs on your site. It can be especially helpful if your content is not easily discoverable by our crawler (such as pages accessible only through a form). It is not, however, a guarantee that those URLs will be crawled or indexed. We use information from Sitemaps to augment our usual crawl and discovery processes.

    ..that good optimalized websites doesnt need a sitemap.xml
     
    oxandrolone, Dec 7, 2009 IP
  4. EngineerofSuccess

    EngineerofSuccess Well-Known Member

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    What can a sitemap do for a website or blog specifically? =)

    Shawn Drewry, CEO of DrewryNewsNetwork
     
    EngineerofSuccess, Dec 7, 2009 IP
  5. bluehope

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    My website don't have sitemap.According to your opinions, I should create a sitemap now.
     
    bluehope, Dec 7, 2009 IP
  6. The Chosen Generl

    The Chosen Generl Peon

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    Sitemaps only lets Google know which pages exist.
    This means that lets say you have added a new page, which is linked from another page that doesn't change often, it might take Google a lot of time to notice this page, while if it would appear in the sitemap the page will be indexed much faster.
     
    The Chosen Generl, Dec 8, 2009 IP
  7. twiztedX3

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    Yeah each time google indexes your website your sitemap is layout of your website and it will mostly pull information from your sitemap index pages to follow or not to follow depending on your restrictions... I put external links that arent relevant to my site on nofollow so that way i dont lose page rank value and google doesn't index a page thats not relevant... so yes sitemap overall is important in more than 1 way
     
    twiztedX3, Dec 8, 2009 IP
  8. jonobl

    jonobl Peon

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    Quite important if you want all of your pages indexed.
     
    jonobl, Dec 8, 2009 IP
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    masked Active Member

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    Sitemaps and Spiders go hand in hand.
    If you wish all your Work to be indexed in Google or Yahoo or any other engine you need to build the sitemap so that the Search Spiders can scan your site very easily.
    Hope this helps
     
    masked, Dec 8, 2009 IP
  10. mickeyy

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    I guess it’s hardly suprising that with the focus on pleasing the search engines, XML sitemaps have become important. But if it’s all about providing a better user experience, then HTML sitemaps should not be forgotten.
     
    mickeyy, Dec 14, 2009 IP
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    raven2424 Well-Known Member

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    in the long run a site map is something you should have some people dont but most do its another structure to your website and it will help get indexed and help google find some pages faster then if you never had a sitemap
     
    raven2424, Dec 14, 2009 IP
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    Cute gal Peon

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    Yes I also want to create a site map for : http://net2fun.com :) :rolleyes:
    let me know the format weither it is in Txt format or XML?
     
    Cute gal, Dec 15, 2009 IP
  13. youssefedwardsaber

    youssefedwardsaber Active Member

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    sitemap is important only if the site is dynamic and changes frequently. in this case you can submit sitemap to inform search engines about the new pages in the site.
     
    youssefedwardsaber, Dec 15, 2009 IP
  14. mmfashion

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    google will find your website through sitemap.
     
    mmfashion, Dec 15, 2009 IP
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    Hi,

    Sitemap Is One Of The most important part of seo friendly Website.

    Sitemaps, as the name implies, are just a map of your site - i.e. on one single page you show the structure of your site, its sections, the links between them, etc. Sitemaps make navigating your site easier and having an updated sitemap on your site is good both for your users and for search engines.

    Sitemap get fast indexing of your site.and create seo friendly website.
     
    dreamzgaurav, Dec 17, 2009 IP
  16. John91

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    i think creating a sitemap help with already ranked websites and less with new websites. do you agree?
     
    John91, Dec 17, 2009 IP
  17. oxandrolone

    oxandrolone Peon

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    Why do u think i will help less with new websites?
     
    oxandrolone, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    What He Said.. :) ^^^
     
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    Sitemaps of your site did not affect your web site or blog but it makes easy for visitors and specially for search engines like google, yahoo etc. without site map may search engine take a long time to crawal and if sitemap exists then it will take very short time.
     
    sarahemma321, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    sitemap index all pages of site, so it helpful for search engine
     
    newlogo, Jan 13, 2010 IP