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sitemap importance

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by falco85, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    just wondering what is the importance of making a sitemap, when is it useful and whether does it affects your ranking in the search engines.
    SEMrush
    Could it be useful making one for my sites in the signature? Please check and tell me, thanks!
     
    falco85, Nov 18, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. frenchmen77

    frenchmen77 Peon

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    #2
    Same, I'v been making sitemaps but I'v noticed no changed - Can anybody verify the importance of sitemaps?
     
    frenchmen77, Nov 18, 2005 IP
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    dj1471 Well-Known Member

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    #3
    A sitemap will ensure that all your pages get indexed. It will not have any affect on ranking.
     
    dj1471, Nov 19, 2005 IP
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    I think a sitemap is important if you have some really deep pages or your using variables in your page titles and G might not like them.
     
    mdvaldosta, Nov 19, 2005 IP
  5. falco85

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    #5
    thanks :) that was useful to understand
     
    falco85, Nov 19, 2005 IP
  6. frenchmen77

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    #6
    Looks like i'm going to keep making sitemaps then
     
    frenchmen77, Nov 23, 2005 IP
  7. Jackson_Hu

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    #7
    I am not sure ,after I summit my sitemap to gooele ,I find out my site is indexed after one week
     
    Jackson_Hu, Nov 26, 2005 IP
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    hepy, Nov 28, 2005 IP
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    #9
    i've had no luck seeing any changes.
     
    sunzfan, Nov 28, 2005 IP
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    honey Prominent Member

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    #10
    Create a sitemap, and get some inbound links to your sitemap, and your website(s) will be indexed.
     
    honey, Nov 28, 2005 IP
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    tanoanian Active Member

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    I've had one since they started using sitemaps. No change. No difference seen.

    I think you're better off using a regular sitemap on your site for all the bots to follow.
     
    tanoanian, Nov 28, 2005 IP
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    Monks Well-Known Member

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  13. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    Whoa! Nice link. I need to start hanging out in these forums more often. I had no idea Google came out with that. How exactly does it work?
    :confused:
     
    ViciousSummer, Nov 28, 2005 IP
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    webbom Well-Known Member

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    jawinn Active Member

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    #15
    Honey, can you elaborate on what you mean by "get some inbound links to your sitemap? How do these links differ from links to your site?
     
    jawinn, Nov 30, 2005 IP
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    #16
    It took some time. The hardest part was elaborating my sitemap. Then... all I had to do was waiting... Google indexed my pages in over 3 months and it is still indexing.
     
    hepy, Dec 19, 2005 IP
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    #17
    sitemaps make it easier for the spiders to crawl your site.
    sitemaps also help the visitors to navigate easily, so sitemaps are beneficial for both the spiders and visitors.

    with google indexing... just be patient :D
    but sometimes there's no changes. i wonder why is that happening??? i think it depends with your site if its optimized or not. of course its better to have optimized site. :)
     
    kiddoz, Dec 26, 2005 IP
  18. Seiya

    Seiya Peon

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    Hmm i really am lazy to do this but i guess im gonna have to try it see if google actually indexes all my pages instead of just 1/4 of them -_-
     
    Seiya, Dec 27, 2005 IP
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    Use a creator and submit it to Google (google for 'google sitemaps' and you'll find where to put it.). Check hotscripts for some bots that will make your sitemap for you..there are a few decent free ones.

    I have a lyrics site that only had about 400 pages indexed by Google, and now it has over 13,000 indexed after submitting the sitemap.
     
    iBold, Dec 28, 2005 IP