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Making a site map for my forum. Include just the main forums?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by kianah, Jan 19, 2007.

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    Obviously if you generate a sitemap for your forum you will have thousands of pages of junk.

    Do i make a sitemap with just the main forums included? Thanks for the info!
     
    kianah, Jan 19, 2007 IP
  2. hhheng

    hhheng Banned

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    If you want google to index all your pages, you make a sitemap for the whole site, or just make a sitemap for the main forums. But I don't think you can stop google from indexing your pages in the case that you have inbound links for your pages.
     
    hhheng, Jan 25, 2007 IP
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    I totally agree with hhheng, and why shouldn't you want that google indexes all your pages? The more pages google will index for you the better I guess.
     
    webguy84, Jan 25, 2007 IP
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    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    For XML sitemaps, you should include all pages. For HTML sitemaps, only the main entry points to the forum.
     
    websitetools, Jan 26, 2007 IP
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    In my XML sitemap i include the forum categories, thread pages, and member profile pages.
    search, members list, contact, faq, register and show post pages don't have any real content so i just exclude them with robots.txt and don't include them in the sitemap.
     
    gastongr, Jan 26, 2007 IP