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Is a sitemap necessary?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by Moneyfolk, Feb 1, 2006.

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    Do you need to have a google sitemap if you want to rank well? I'm in the sandbox but I wanted to do all my best for when I get out...is a sitemap necessary?
    SEMrush
     
    Moneyfolk, Feb 1, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    A sitemap is for indexing your webpages in Google.
     
    Cristian Mezei, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  3. Moneyfolk

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    So since my pages are already indexed - its not necessary then?
     
    Moneyfolk, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    It is not necessary but I feel one should have it.
     
    vlead, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    Is there any benefitof sitemap from google. I have a new website sphereinfo.com. Please suggest.

    Ankit
    Sphereinfo.com
     
    Ankit, Feb 4, 2006 IP
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    If you have some pages which are not indexed in google then you need to create a sitemap.

    If every page you have is indexed in google then there is no point doing a sitemap.
     
    mad4, Feb 4, 2006 IP
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    I guess it won't hurt to make one. But it could probably do some damage if you forget to update it often to remove dead links.
     
    mariush, Feb 4, 2006 IP
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    It's not necessary, but it does improve your chances of making Google aware of all of your pages, and subsequently having them all indexed.
     
    jonhenshaw, Feb 4, 2006 IP