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is site map necessary?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by bisma anwar, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. George28

    George28 Peon

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    #21
    It is useful to index your pages quickly .It is a file that you can submit to search engines to get your pages indexed.
    SEMrush
     
    George28, Jan 28, 2011 IP
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    #22
    Always have, always will - just seems better not to miss it out of your website management.
     
    theitom, Feb 2, 2011 IP
  3. eexpress

    eexpress Greenhorn

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    #23
    I agree, I also use gsitecrawler, it's free and simple to use.
     
    eexpress, Feb 3, 2011 IP
  4. maloney

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    #24
    But will it help to increase your rankings?
     
    maloney, Feb 3, 2011 IP
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    #26
    A site map is most definitely always suggested. Although your site will get crawled it will be much more efficient with a site map.
     
    AStateOfLogic, Feb 4, 2011 IP
  7. timzo

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    #27
    couple of days after i created and submitted my site map to google it started giving more results about inner pages in google search
     
    timzo, Feb 5, 2011 IP
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    #28
    Sitemap is a know good practice and it can get the following benefits :

    1. Let know to the google, yahoo and others boots the page structure of your site.
    2. I can very helpful when your site has deep pages (more than 3 clicks from home).
    3. Finally you can assign an relative importance at page level by setting the piority tag.

    Always we use sitemaps and recommend to use it

    Hope it help
     
    fsdnetwork, Feb 6, 2011 IP
  9. fsdnetwork

    fsdnetwork Peon

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    #29
    Finally you can learn at google webmaster tools how to build a sitemap, I paste a sample here

    File Format xml.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd">
    <url><loc>http://www.yourdomain/</loc><lastmod>2010-08-31</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>1</priority></url>
    <url><loc>http://www.yourdomain/page1.html</loc><lastmod>2010-08-31</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url>
    <url><loc>http://www.yourdomain/page2.html</loc><lastmod>2010-08-31</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url>
    <url><loc>http://www.yourdomain/page3.html</loc><lastmod>2010-12-10</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.5</priority></url>
    </urlset>
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
    fsdnetwork, Feb 6, 2011 IP
  10. lkraj

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    #30
    Yes, it is useful to submit a sitemap especially if your site has 100s of pages with deep internal linking. Also, you can indicate to SEs the priority of individual webpages.
     
    lkraj, Feb 8, 2011 IP
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    #31
    yes sitemap is necessary i have a business directory top uk directory dot co dot uk and i update my sitemap every 3 months

    how often you need to create one?
    how many links in one sitemap ?
     
    topukdir, Feb 14, 2011 IP
  12. GURUSOFIT

    GURUSOFIT Greenhorn

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    #32
    well if you are interested in the fast indexing of all your pages, actually this depend on the pages of websites usually websites with thousands of pages need to submit sitemap rather then using google add url option
     
    GURUSOFIT, Feb 19, 2011 IP
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    #33
    I think it's not needed. If google isn't spidering all of your pages, you should redesign the link structure of your website.

    This way, google AND visitors will find all the pages.
     
    aRo`, Feb 19, 2011 IP
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    #34
    Is there a difference if i put in sitemap url: http:// www.mydomain/page1.html
    or http:// mydomain/page1.html ? Its possible the google or yahoo bots consider that an error?
     
    crilogyx, Feb 19, 2011 IP
  15. mike burngasser

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    #35
    A sitemap tells Googlebot where all the pages in your site are. It's basically a giant internal backlinking page to make sure your whole site gets indexed.

    If you're building links to important pages, they will get indexed just fine without a site map. Here's my rule: If I can install a Wordpress Plugin and automate the sitemap process, I'll do it. Otherwise, it's not worth the time...
     
    mike burngasser, Feb 22, 2011 IP
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    #36
    Sitemaps offer the opportunity to inform search engines immediately about any changes on your site. Of course, you cannot expect that search engines will rush right away to index your changed pages but certainly the changes will be indexed faster, compared to when you don't have a sitemap.
     
    Poonam.sharma, Feb 23, 2011 IP
  17. brad.smith4321

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    #37
    it is mainly used for google search engine to crawl the site ....
     
    brad.smith4321, Feb 24, 2011 IP
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    #38
    site map is used to get indexed the site in google...
     
    brad.smith4321, Feb 24, 2011 IP
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    #39
    Yes, it is necessary for cowling and indexing.
     
    birendraseo, Feb 24, 2011 IP
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    #40
    I see that google find my pages, every day finds some other secondary pages when i search and never finds my main page(index.html), why?
     
    crilogyx, Feb 24, 2011 IP