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should I submit a site map to google?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by mel_akey, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. #1
    my sites are pretty new... is this something that is good to do or no?
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    mel_akey, Jul 28, 2006 IP
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  2. dhruvd

    dhruvd Active Member

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    doesn't matter much if u r going for a forum site ........ but might matter if u have a pretty big site ... with loads have different types of sections !

    Hope i am right ! .... i am a newbie too ! .... LOLZ
     
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    rmccarley Peon

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    It depends. Do you want Google to have an easier time crawling your site? If so, add a sitemap. If you don't care, don't bother. ;)
     
    rmccarley, Jul 28, 2006 IP
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    google sitemap make life easy for the bot and can get you indexed sooner.
     
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  5. mel_akey

    mel_akey Guest

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    cool (I made one as per your instructions :)... now I just have to give it to google... thanks everyone!
     
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    I have mine created automatically by using a plugin for my CMS. This is very convenient and I have seen that Google seems to have it easier to navigate my site.
    I cannot really say if it improved rankings, but it didn't hurt.
    If you update content regulary, I would advice you get one of those Sitemap generators going.
     
    andre75, Jul 28, 2006 IP
  7. seo-mumbai

    seo-mumbai Well-Known Member

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    yes daily add new content
     
    seo-mumbai, Jul 30, 2006 IP
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    Why not? All it does is help google index your site, and who doesn't want that to happen ;)
     
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    infonote Well-Known Member

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  10. assassin

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    If you add content everyday to your site, do you have to generate a sitemap everyday?
     
    assassin, Jul 31, 2006 IP
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    born2win Well-Known Member

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    If you update your page content daily. Try for dynamic xml creation tool. Very easy and can be configured by cron jobs.
     
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    assassin Well-Known Member

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    Any examples?
     
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  13. mel_akey

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    so wait I have to update my site map every time I make a change to my page content???
     
    mel_akey, Aug 1, 2006 IP
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    #14
    Daily is an option as long as you have new content on it and you are only pinging them once/day or so. If you ping often and never have the new content, it's not looked upon very well.

    CMS plugins work well for sites that are based on a single CMS with no additional pages, but many sites use several software packages or a hybrid with 'normal' free-standing pages as well. This is where a crawler really comes in handy. It can see your site as it is and not through the backend of how it 'should' be laid out.
     
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    so... again... I have to update my site map whenever my content changes?
     
    mel_akey, Aug 2, 2006 IP
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    Imran Notable Member

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    #16
    The Idea of having sitemaps, is only to help google know what you have, I have seen better results with few sitemap pages which point to other articles, like category link pointing to items in it.
    Instead of submiting every new page.
    After all google these days isnt as good as it was earlier, yet 80% of traffic comes from google.
     
    Imran, Aug 2, 2006 IP
  17. Mong

    Mong ↓↘→ horsePower

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    IME i have found it totally useless.
     
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    I agree man I have deleted all my google sitemaps...
    They might be good use for new sites.
     
    Imran, Aug 2, 2006 IP
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    daniah Active Member

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    #19
    submitting a site map to google is always a good idea, it gets your site indexed faster
     
    daniah, Aug 2, 2006 IP
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    #20
    Its only for G's bot to know what you have, getting indexed is not certain. It all depends on your backlinks.
     
    Imran, Aug 2, 2006 IP
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