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Is the google site map really effective?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by love_bug, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. #1
    I have lost my indexed pages twice.
    I had more than 10+ pages indexed.. after using sitemap it's down to 4 pages.. I don't know..
    SEMrush
     
    love_bug, Sep 9, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Madness

    Madness Guest

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    #2
    Well It's up to you, If your patient It will pay of, but I'm not sure you need a site map for 10 pages:D
     
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    #3
    site's will be crawled by se's without a sitemap, but the advantage of having a sitemap is kindly users friendl, by gving your some site's stats.
     
    jaguar-archie2006, Sep 9, 2006 IP
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    Yeah, they're really effective. A new site of me got indexed within a day. :)

    And the stats are also great.
     
    max_p, Sep 9, 2006 IP
  5. The Webmaster

    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    XML sitemap pays well IMO.
    Not only its helps the pages get index, keyword/ranking tool google provides with sitemap are too useful.

    Just make sure the sitemap you are using complies with googles DTD..
     
    The Webmaster, Sep 9, 2006 IP
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    I would not worry about it.

    Sometimes my site shows up as having 2480 pages in google and other times it is 140. The same goes for backlinks- I used to have 280, then it dropped to 81 and now it is on 30 ish, there's not much you can do about it!
     
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    I don't know if it's the site map or not, but I got indexed in less than 24 hours!
     
    cdx, Sep 9, 2006 IP
  8. vistadivine.com@gmail.com

    vistadivine.com@gmail.com Banned

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    Well it really seems helpful to me. I get a lot information about my site from the Google SiteMaps.
     
  9. RaZoRLeGaCy

    RaZoRLeGaCy Well-Known Member

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    same here for all of my sites
     
    RaZoRLeGaCy, Sep 10, 2006 IP
  10. vistadivine.com@gmail.com

    vistadivine.com@gmail.com Banned

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    #10
    Well ya thats a general thing it often happens with everyone you can also say that its a bug in their algo, this is not the problem of only Google but also of the other search engines too!
     
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    With 1 sitemap internal in the web indexing all urls no need sitemap.xml , imo
     
    Serito, Sep 10, 2006 IP
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    I have found that a simple sitemap (not a Google sitemap) that has links to each page using keyphrases is as effective as a Google Sitemap. I've done comparisons. Also MSN & Yahoo! will not pick up a Google Sitemap unless its linked from a page on the site. Not sure what the point of a google sitemap is really if your site is crawlable.
     
    andy105, Sep 12, 2006 IP
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    My site already index in other SE except Google which I already submit GG sitemap long time ago.
     
    Asia-Team, Sep 12, 2006 IP
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    #15
    Submitting sitemaps doesn't gurantee an inclusion just wait for sometime and you might be indexed soon.
     
  16. Dave E

    Dave E Well-Known Member

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    Google sitemaps are the best thing since sliced bread, I had a site that had one page indexed made a sitemap, submited it 4 days later the vast majority of the pages are indexed!
     
    Dave E, Oct 28, 2006 IP
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    Sitemaps are for large sites so google knows what pages are important. It won't get your site indexed faster or at all for that matter. A html sitemap on your site is great for this. But backlinks are what makes your site get indexed.
     
    visio, Oct 28, 2006 IP
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    #18
    could you explain more what you mean by "a simple sitemap" and not a Google sitemap?

    Thanks
    Paul
     
    eagleswings, Oct 30, 2006 IP
  19. UCmEbUtuJuStdOnTCaRE

    UCmEbUtuJuStdOnTCaRE Banned

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    Sitemap page may boost the crawling speed and thus ranking effectiveness of documents at a website. Sitemaps supposedly do not influence search engine rankings, but they do influence the crawl speed and depth, giving your documents a better chance of receiving boosts. Plus you have think also your possible visitors if you think you have a numerous pages, Sitemap is convenient at all time. ciao! :)
     
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    Google sitemaps is very useful for the stats it provides. For that alone it is worth it.
     
    infonote, Nov 2, 2006 IP