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sitemap.html or sitemap.xml?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by fallen1, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. #1
    need help im about to make a sitemap and pass it to google...


    what is best and why?...
    SEMrush


    best for google and my site?...
     
    fallen1, Mar 5, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. QuEST

    QuEST Peon

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    #2
    check sitemaps.org also try Gsitecrawler
     
    QuEST, Mar 6, 2007 IP
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    login Notable Member

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    Give Google what they ask for. In google sitemaps ypu can submit .xml. Do that.
     
    login, Mar 6, 2007 IP
  4. fallen1

    fallen1 Peon

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    ok ok...thanks


    i mean i already have a tool and about to save...


    what file type(.xml or .html or ect.) is the best for google to pass and for my site?...


    thanks
     
    fallen1, Mar 6, 2007 IP
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    safatweb Active Member

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    I noticed, xml goes fine
     
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    o3e Peon

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    .xml for Google
    .html for visitors
     
    o3e, Mar 7, 2007 IP
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    eniva Active Member

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    Whats the difference .. is there a creator to do this or what is the best way to create one for google alone? I already have sitemap.html for my visitors but need to know the best and easiest way to setup .xml
     
    eniva, Mar 7, 2007 IP
  8. fallen1

    fallen1 Peon

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    search for "audit my pc sitemap generator" in google...cant post live links,:D ...

    very helpful tool, just what you need...
     
    fallen1, Mar 8, 2007 IP
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    dougadam Active Member

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    I do both.
     
    dougadam, Mar 9, 2007 IP
  10. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    #10
    you might even consider a rss one as well :)
     
    websitetools, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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    chris20492002 Guest

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    #11
    I use to use this site when creating a sitemap.

    www.xml-sitemaps.com

    google doesnt have a problem with it and its free

    just noticed they changed the layout and have a 500page max limit now.
     
    chris20492002, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    If you have the time and resources its best to do both.

    I usually make the sitemap.html my 404 error page so users can find information on my site that they are looking for. the xml sitemap is for the search engines
     
    oseymour, Mar 10, 2007 IP
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    brokensoft Active Member

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    .html is good for visitors and google and help your site to be indexd faster.
     
    brokensoft, Mar 10, 2007 IP
  14. fallen1

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    can site map generators crawl into subdomains?...


    audit my pc sitemap generator cant crawl my subdomains...:confused:
     
    fallen1, Mar 10, 2007 IP
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    If you have links to your subdomains from your main page and your .htaccess is configured properly then you shouldnt have a problem. You could also create a separate sitemap file for your subdomains.

    My favorite sitemap creator is PHPSitemapNG found at http://enarion.net/google/

    It's free software that runs on your own server. It will create sitemaps in rss, xml, html, and txt and then ping the big 3 search engines.

    What I do is create all four sitemaps and leave them in the root directory of my website. Then for a sitemap for my visitors (i dont use the html) I create a user friendly sitemap from the rss feed.
     
    rspenc29, Mar 12, 2007 IP
  16. fallen1

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    thanks a lot man...


    unfortunately i dont know how to configure my .htaccess file...


    do you any resource page that can help?...


    thanks so much again...
     
    fallen1, Mar 12, 2007 IP
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    When a sitemap creator crawls your website to get the urls then sometimes they will have trouble if your linking to folders such as example.com/folder1/ rather than example.com/folder1/index.html In this situation you would either want to change all your links to point to the index file (which I dont like to do) or you can create rewrite rules in your htaccess file that will redirect index.html to / (thats what I use)

    Another thing that can cause duplicate content issues with search engines is they will see http://example.com and http://www.example.com as different pages. You can also fix this in the .htaccess file to redirect your entire website to either www or non www I prefer non www but it doesnt make a difference which one you choose.

    Do a google search for htaccess mod rewrite to learn about configuring your htaccess file
     
    rspenc29, Mar 12, 2007 IP
  18. fallen1

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    wow...ok ok i think i get it...need to research more...thanks for the info...:D
     
    fallen1, Mar 12, 2007 IP
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    iatbm Prominent Member

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    Simple html sitemap works great for me ...
     
    iatbm, Mar 12, 2007 IP
  20. fallen1

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    the xml i think works great for google of you update your site frequenlty...


    what are your experiences tell us that html works fine for you...:D
     
    fallen1, Mar 12, 2007 IP