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Site map up. Now what?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by SubmissionFC, Oct 6, 2010.

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    I have just created a site map using xmap from joomla here at : http://www.submissionfc.com/index.php?option=com_xmap&sitemap=1

    Now I am very new to sitemaps and don't know much about them. But I thought i'd do it any ways, so now what do I do with my site map? How do i submit this to google and other search engines, and how often needed? Any other info i might need to no?
    SEMrush
     
    SubmissionFC, Oct 6, 2010 IP
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  2. SubmissionFC

    SubmissionFC Member

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    I'm sure alot of people here know what to do. Please share!
     
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  3. Digital Future

    Digital Future Peon

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    You need to create an .xml sitemap and place it in your home directory (eg. submissionfc[dot]com/sitemap[dot]xml). Then open a google webmaster tools account if you don't have one already and under 'Site Configuration', go to 'Sitemaps' and then click 'Submit a Sitemap'. For Yahoo you would use Site Explorer and for Bing you would use Webmaster Center.
     
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    So once I submit the site map to these search engines do i have to submit again? I heard once you submit it does it again automatically when needed?
     
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  5. Digital Future

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    You don't need to resubmit unless they are not downloading your updated sitemaps. You can if you want but I rarely do.
     
    Digital Future, Oct 9, 2010 IP
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    thanks for the help digital future!

    I submitted my sitemap to google a few days ago and i just checked on it now and it says 38 URL's submitted and only 12 in web index... wuts up with that? Shouldn't it have 38 in web index since i submitted all the URL's? Does this take time?
     
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    Submitting your sitemap doesn't guarantee all or any of your pages will get indexed. It just helps the search engines find your pages. It does take time to index them as well. Check yahoo site explorer, you have quite a few pages indexed there.
     
    Digital Future, Oct 10, 2010 IP
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    Use Google Webmaster Tools to submit your sitemap.First you need to upload sitemap file on FTP account,of course.
     
    mario212, Oct 10, 2010 IP
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    How long does it take for google to index the sitemap?
     
    milupas, Oct 12, 2010 IP
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    It varies greatly. No clear cut answer :( Be sure your XML sitemap contains no duplicate URLs etc.
     
    websitetools, Oct 12, 2010 IP
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    Share this with us . i am interest to know more
     
    AmD555, Oct 13, 2010 IP
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    Add you joomla created sitemap in your website which will help users to find what you website contain for google bot you need to create a sitemap.xml file. You can create with google sitemap generator tool. Upload sitemap.xml to your site and then go to webmaster tools and add sitemap.xml. thanks..
     
    christinejoseph, Oct 14, 2010 IP
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    How come I have submitted my sitemap to google and after a day or so it has a red X mark on it as if it was declined or something. So I re added it and this time it shows as it indexed more pages but still has an X mark. wuts up with that?
     
    SubmissionFC, Oct 14, 2010 IP
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    Feeds submitted as sitemaps in GWMT will always display errors. It's a bug in GWMT AFAIK.

    It doesn't mean Googlebot is having trouble with your submitted sitemap / feed (so long as it's a valid feed)

    Don't worry about them.

    It doesn't affect Google crawling or indexing your site.

    Ensure your sitemap.xml is submitted in public folder at this location: www.domainname.com/sitemap.xml
     
    christinejoseph, Oct 14, 2010 IP
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    oh ok cool
     
    SubmissionFC, Oct 14, 2010 IP
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    Click on the red mark / error to see a description of the warnings and/or errors
     
    websitetools, Oct 14, 2010 IP
  17. MeRt Arabacıer

    MeRt Arabacıer Guest

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    exactly agree with friend
     
    MeRt Arabacıer, Oct 15, 2010 IP