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Using Google Sitemaps to help domain name transition

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by cmeinck, Nov 1, 2007.

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    I'm in the process of changing my domain name. Once finalized, I'm planning on setting up a 301 redirect to the new domain. My next step was to submit a new sitemap. Now, until this point, I've been using vBSEO and that's only handled the forums. What would be the best tool (Google's program, third party) to create a sitemap for the entire site? vBSEO's sitemap generator is pretty seamless for the forum section and I have it generate maps daily. My thought is that one all-encompassing sitemap would probably be a good idea.

    Also, should I wait a few days until Google finds the 301. I don't want the bot to discount the new site as being a duplicate.

    Any thoughts, suggestions on best practices and tools is greatly appreciated.
    cmeinck, Nov 1, 2007 IP
  2. evera

    evera Peon

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    I can recommend g-sitecrawler to make a sitemap. Very easy to use, very powerfull and completely free.
    And I think google will figure out that it is a new site when you do a 301, I don't think you get punished its common that domains change.
    evera, Nov 1, 2007 IP