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sitemap generators , free VS. paid , which one is better

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by feelexit, Jul 2, 2007.

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    I am looking for good sitemap generator for my web sites. There are 2 paid generators are highly recommanded on this forum.
    SEMrush
    xml-sitemaps and coffeecup sitemap generator.

    The one I am using is free one from http://www.freesitemapgenerator.com , can someone compare those paid generators and this free one? let me know whats teh difference between them.

    if those paid ones is much better, i will buy, otherwise, i just stay with the one I am using now.
     
    feelexit, Jul 2, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jazz7620

    jazz7620 Banned

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    I use the paid one from xml-sitemap...really like it.
     
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    i'm using gsitecrawler for some of my sites and i'm using sitemap plugin for my wordpress web site
     
    trichnosis, Jul 2, 2007 IP
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    How much does having a sitemap help you with getting pages indexed?
     
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    GSiteCrawler is the best. It is free and fast.
     
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    I use this Wordpress plugin to generate sitemaps of my blog for me.
     
    barrow, Jul 3, 2007 IP
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    Using a sitemap generator halps loads. I noticed the bots come back more frequently as well. The indexing time is cut down amazingly!
     
    stickysnail, Jul 3, 2007 IP
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    xml-sitemap is excellent, I used it for one of my sites. As for my blog, I found a big improvement with my wordpress sitemap.

    I use a home made sitemap on my main site, and it's working great.
     
    Franck S, Jul 4, 2007 IP
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    #10
    paid site map generator is good then freeware
     
    masroor, Jul 8, 2007 IP
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    For me sitemaps are useles... so u don't need any generators.
     
    permaximum, Jul 13, 2007 IP
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    In my opinion free or paid is just as effective.
     
    braver55b, Jul 18, 2007 IP
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    i use the above for all my sites and i have found it very good, i have found in the past a number of the pay crawlers index to such an extreme they get stuck in a loop, e.g. one site i did had 2000 page database driven website and when the bot has finished it found over 8000 pages before i stopped it

    Gsite crawler is the way forward
     
    kcammandc, Jul 18, 2007 IP
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    There are plenty of .NET sitemap generators but most require you to be able to adjust something is IIS. It's difficult to find an alternative that works well.

    If you are on shared hosting then this is a no-no.

    I've created a simple script that reads the filesystem on your website and creates a sitemap on the fly, e.g. XMLSiteMap.aspx this works fine for Google and it also seems to work for Yahoo! - all without touching IIS.

    Code is adapted from a few examples I found on the net that use the web.sitemap but this way it's fully automatic.

    You can check it out and download the source code via my website: http://www.aaronreynolds.co.uk/blogs/20070719214340.html
     
    educ8it, Jul 20, 2007 IP
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    mirturk Active Member

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    I think there is no difference between paid and free sitemap generators. If you want use software for creating Sitemaps you can use GSite Crawler.
     
    mirturk, Jul 20, 2007 IP
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    I've just stumbled across a sitemap generator that does Google, Yahoo, HTML, etc.

    Loads of other crawling stuff in there as well. It's a beta so probably some rought edges but looks excellent to me :

    www.crawlscore.com
     
    Jaxta, Jul 20, 2007 IP
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    Just get a script and build your own sitemap, your out sourcing something that might come back and bite you.
     
    webfriend, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    Well, there are no golden rules as such. OpenOffice is a great product suite, but so is Microsoft Office, and many people choose to buy it. Please bear in mind that I sell my product, A1 Sitemap Generator, but I will simply recommend you try out multiple (free/paid/whatever) products and compare the scan results and time + support.

    If you are interested, you may also want to read about XML page priority values since that is an area many generators implement poorly. (Which I suppose is fair IF you believe priority values do not make a difference. However, many generators set all pages to the same priority value, e.g. "0.5", which is pointless at best.)
     
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    Free ones work just as good as paid ones.
     
    trump, Jul 23, 2007 IP