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What are the sitemaps should include

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by seeli, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. #1
    Should i include all the below sitemap in my website
    sitemap.html
    sitemap.xml
    sitemap.rss
    robots.txt
    sitemap.ror
    sitemap-base.xml
    sitemap-code.xml
    sitemap-image.xml
    sitemap-mobile.xml
    sitemap-news.xml
    sitemap-video.xml
    urllist.txt
    SEMrush
     
    seeli, Jul 25, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. humtuma

    humtuma Notable Member

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    It depend on you. Well sitemap.xml and robots.txt are necessary for every website.
     
    humtuma, Jul 29, 2013 IP
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    webmaster3388 Greenhorn

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    You do not need to include all these things. robots.txt, sitemap.xml or sitemap.html are most important.
     
    webmaster3388, Aug 11, 2013 IP
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    SERPpoint Active Member

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    Sitemap.xml is used widely and very useful to your site too.
     
    SERPpoint, Aug 15, 2013 IP
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    anmolmakkar5 Member

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    You only need a sitemap.xml and robots.txt for Google webmaster tools proper crawling.
    Google only used XML sitemaps created properly with your site links, last modified, change frequency and priority (between 0 to 1).
     
    anmolmakkar5, Aug 16, 2013 IP
  6. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    XML sitemaps, image sitemap (if you have that), video sitemap (if you have that) and HTML sitemap are the most importtant in my opinion

    If you want to create image/video sitemaps, make sure you configure the tool you use for that (e.g. use a "video" preset in scan options or similar)
     
    websitetools, Sep 19, 2013 IP
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    sunilbharat Member

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    xml sitemap and robots.txt are enough for google webmaster tools
     
    sunilbharat, Sep 20, 2013 IP
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    cherry135 Peon

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    I just began to do the job of SEO. And it seems that we will learn sitemap tool in future to do the website optimization.
    Is it very difficult?
     
    cherry135, Sep 25, 2013 IP
  9. Nilesh Talaviya

    Nilesh Talaviya Greenhorn

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    Every SEO Expert prefers to use Sitemap.xml & Robots.txt for their website.
     
    Nilesh Talaviya, Sep 26, 2013 IP
  10. Database1

    Database1 Greenhorn

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    If your site is made of responsive theme then the sitemap-mobile.xml is not required because google will automaticaly fetch it, otherwise you have to mention the mobile optimised site urls in your sitemap-mobile.xml. Here is a instructions regarding mobile sitemap https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/34648?hl=en.

    urllist.txt is no more needed as all the 3 search engines currently consider sitemap.xml

    sitemaps.ror currently has no use becoz most of the search engines doesnt prefer this format.

    According to me : sitemap.xml, robots.txt, sitemap-image.xml(if you often use image in your website) it is necessary.

    And I think this article will help you a lot in comparing the other sitemap formats. http://www.microsystools.com/products/sitemap-generator/help/website-sitemap-kinds-comparison/
     
    Database1, Sep 26, 2013 IP
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    Database1 Greenhorn

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    If your site is made of responsive theme then the sitemap-mobile.xml is not required because google will automaticaly fetch it, otherwise you have to mention the mobile optimised site urls in your sitemap-mobile.xml.
    urllist.txt is no more needed as all the 3 search engines currently consider sitemap.xml
    sitemap.ror has no value currently.
    According to me : sitemap.xml, robots.txt, sitemap-image.xml(if you often use image in your website) it is necessary.
     
    Database1, Sep 26, 2013 IP
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    I only use sitemap.xml and robots.txt and they did well in my experience.
     
    fgro, Sep 27, 2013 IP