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Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by joebert, Nov 29, 2008.

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    If a site has taken great care to ensure that all pages of the site can be found either from the home page, or from a subcategory page linked to from the front page, would adding and maintaining a sitemap be a waste of time ?

    My understanding of sitemaps is that they're designed to help search engines find pages that aren't otherwise linked to by other pages on the site, and have no benefit beyond that.
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    joebert, Nov 29, 2008 IP
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    wwstewart Well-Known Member

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    From an SEO standpoint (of which I'm not an expert by any means), it couldn't hurt, I suppose.

    Plus it's great for those users who just can't seem to figure out a simple website :D
     
    wwstewart, Nov 29, 2008 IP
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    But in this case "couldn't hurt", actually could hurt if there's no additional benefit. It would mean I'm doing work for no reason. :)

    I'm not so sure about a sitemap.xml file being of any use to confused visitors, I would hazzard a guess that they'd be even more confused by the XML format of the sitemap.
     
    joebert, Nov 29, 2008 IP