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Sitemap link for SEO

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by Taiwan, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. #1
    Is it true that having a link in the footer for your sitemap will help your SEO score? Also will having a terms of service will increase your sites ranking?

    Just curious. Heard rumor of this recently.
    SEMrush
     
    Taiwan, Mar 20, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. shailendra

    shailendra Peon

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    no...there is nothing like putting a link for sitemap in the footer will help the seo score. having TOS and Privacy Policy will help Google determine that your site is not fake and is a legitimate one.
     
    shailendra, Mar 20, 2009 IP
  3. walkingbird

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    NO google will not determine your site is more legitimate because of a privacy policy and a tos - anyone can make these up and is not taken into consideration.
     
    walkingbird, Mar 20, 2009 IP
  4. Taiwan

    Taiwan Peon

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    How do you know either way? It seems like it could be legit, I mean having a TOS, sitemap link and contact form make the site more legit. I dunno though.
     
    Taiwan, Mar 21, 2009 IP
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    Having a TOS and Privacy Policy is important to your business and protecting it. It may be things your website needs to be in compliance with state and federal laws depending on the type of site you are operating. However Google does not care if you have these things or not.

    I PROMISE YOU ALL GOOGLE WANTS IS QUALITY CONTENT AND FOR YOU TO BUILD YOUR SITE FOR YOUR VISITORS...NOT FOR THEM.
     
    bigmny4you, Mar 21, 2009 IP
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    mixke Prominent Member

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    TOS, Privacy Policy have nothing to do with rankings. These might be used for other purposes like informing visitors but I don't think these affect rankings. On that note, many sites with TOS are doing pretty good on Google. Having a link to your sitemap, as Sulumits Retsambew does, only increases crawl rate which again is important for proper indexing. But, it does not affect rankings.
     
    mixke, Mar 22, 2009 IP
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    coolseo36 Active Member

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    I think that..having the site map in the footer is not that important but having a site map for your website is important. and about the privacy policies i don't think they are any where related to search rankings or even PR:)
     
    coolseo36, Mar 22, 2009 IP
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  9. HardLink

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    Also noticed, that link to sitemap gives faster google indexing and more rankings.
    For example you have main page pr5 (index), and a lot of other pages also with some pr. They are linking to sitemap and gives to it ~pr3. And sitemap linking back to other pages, it helps to save high pr aroud site. Just my 5 cents;)
     
    HardLink, Mar 23, 2009 IP
  10. ClassHelper.org

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    Having a well-composed sitemap that gets updated each time you add new content (I just use cron jobs to analyze my website logs and files to generate mine) will significantly help you with search engines. You can use Google's sitemap script to periodically (say once a day) update your sitemap files; there are also plugins for WordPress and other blogging platforms that will automatically regenerate your sitemaps and ping the search engines every time you add new content. Good luck!
     
    ClassHelper.org, Mar 23, 2009 IP
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    what i have to do to make sitemap ipb forum
     
    pkboom, Mar 24, 2009 IP
  12. Gotan Raider

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    I also find that a self updating sitemap helps keeping google updated with latest posts on some of my forums.
     
    Gotan Raider, Mar 25, 2009 IP
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    If I have a self-updating sitemap and submitted it to google, should I ping google evertime I post something new?
     
    dkny, Mar 30, 2009 IP
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    Sitemap or TOS is no harm, so go ahead and make it , never mind the main page link it may help you a bit so place it...
     
    suganindia, Mar 30, 2009 IP
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    I think you need not to link your sitemap in footer. Just as long there is 1 link to it reachable by the spiders. Also another xml sitemap and submit it to the Google webmaster tools. Hope this will help :D
     
    tukang, May 15, 2009 IP
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    Thanks for share all....!
     
    ticsoft.com, May 15, 2009 IP
  18. crysun

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    sitemap is important to google ................
     
    crysun, May 16, 2009 IP
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    I am agree with yours reply
     
    online_sialkot, May 16, 2009 IP
  20. tonis

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    Thanks for share all, sitemap is important to google, Looks really cool mate. Great Job.
     
    tonis, May 17, 2009 IP