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Making my sitemap better...advice needed please

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by jdw4jesus, Feb 4, 2006.

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    I have made a sitemap of my site, mainly for Google, but also for my visitors to quickly go to a certain page.

    My site has not been indexed as well as it was before, and I am wondering if it was because of it...

    Here is my HTML sitemap on my site for guests.

    Here is my Google Sitemap in XML format.

    It seems a bit empty, and I cannot figure out what else to do to make it more user-friendly

    **btw...it may not be optimized, as far as keywords, description, title, etc...I am working on that now. I am thinking in terms of the ability of the spiders to follow it...**
    SEMrush
    Thank you all in advance!

    -Jonathan
     
    jdw4jesus, Feb 4, 2006 IP
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    jdw4jesus Peon

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    #2
    Ok, the site was just indexed 2 days ago, but I would still like advice as to the usability of it!
     
    jdw4jesus, Feb 7, 2006 IP
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    Come on...anyone?
     
    jdw4jesus, Feb 10, 2006 IP
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    iconv Well-Known Member

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    Looks fine to me, would certainly be ok for the search engines. I don't think people use a sitemap-type entry point anyway, they'll either come through you own navigation pages, or (more likely) will find your page through a search engine.
     
    iconv, Feb 12, 2006 IP
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    Thank you for the comment!

    I understand that they will come via the home pages or the other inner pages, but I just wanted to make it so that when they do need to use the sitemap, it is clear.

    Thanks again!
     
    jdw4jesus, Feb 13, 2006 IP
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    anyone know how to use sitemap in VB forum?
     
    talknames.com, Feb 13, 2006 IP
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    Shouldn't you make that question a new topic?
     
    jdw4jesus, Feb 13, 2006 IP
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    Anyone else have any ideas?
     
    jdw4jesus, Mar 4, 2006 IP
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    Hi Jonathan

    re your html sitemap: how about using page titles for the anchor text? It adds a bit of value to the file (for keywords :))

    re your xml sitemap: I would remove all parameters that you do not vary. Priority and change frequency come to mind here. Also keep in mind that those parameters are not used by Google at the moment, why waste bandwidth on unnecessary things :)
     
    softplus, Mar 14, 2006 IP
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    I really don`t understand your question.. Google said once that sitemap system doesn`t affect google pagerank and their normal crawling system..

    Therefore this is not the problem.
     
    Sarangan, Mar 18, 2006 IP