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Why Do I need a sitemap?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by karrydee, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. #1
    I have been trying to add a site map to my blog and asked a couple of webmasters to add it to my site, but it has been a challenge.
    SEMrush
    I was wondering why it's taking them so long to figure it out and why they haven't manage to do it?

    Adding a sitemap? is it really a brain storming task to do? I Wonder!

    And also is it necessary to have one?
     
    karrydee, Oct 29, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. mktg

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    Sitemaps help search engines crawl your website and make sure they spider all of your pages.
    Are you using a CMS like wordpress etc for your blog? If so, its generally about a 5-10 minute job to add a sitemap and there is no brainstorming whatsoever involved...
     
    mktg, Oct 29, 2010 IP
  3. karrydee

    karrydee Peon

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    What is CMS? My site is Wordpress

    And how do you make The Word CRAWL redirect

    Thx
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2010
    karrydee, Oct 29, 2010 IP
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    NSBCharters Peon

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    #4
    CMS = Content Management Systems. Wordpress is a CMS based system. Not sure if you can built the sitemap for Wordpress based site.
    Any input on it?
     
    NSBCharters, Oct 30, 2010 IP
  5. websitetools

    websitetools Well-Known Member

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    Just install a WordPress sitemap plugin. Or if that does not work for some reason try a sitemap generator program (e.g. A1 Sitemap Generator but everyone has their own favourite I suppose)
     
    websitetools, Oct 30, 2010 IP
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    I installed wordpress sitemap generator, uploaded my sitemap to google webmaster's tool, and after an hour, the number of site index was reduce by two. there used to be 16 pages indexed on my blog, that was a week ago, and now there are only 14. what happened with the rest?
     
    igoydude, Nov 1, 2010 IP
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    sitemaps basically give the search engine spiders a list of all URLs on your website
     
    kilburn2000, Nov 3, 2010 IP
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    how come google kept on de-indexing my pages, although it added some that were not indexed before.
     
    igoydude, Nov 6, 2010 IP
  9. karrydee

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    Yes I have created a sitemap on my wordpress blog! well I asked my webmaster guy and he just in less than no time. thanks guys
     
    karrydee, Nov 6, 2010 IP
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    there should be an auto sitemap submittion plusin for a wordpress program
     
    leon2046, Nov 7, 2010 IP
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    Sitemap is a right annoyance, I dont think it adds much anyway.
     
    ezcodez, Nov 7, 2010 IP
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    #12
    you can built the sitemap for Wordpress based site.
     
    kinah, Nov 7, 2010 IP
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    Rain_bow Peon

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    #13
    You can use the online sitemap generator.
     
    Rain_bow, Nov 8, 2010 IP
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    Seo Joy Active Member

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    #14
    Sitemap is really necessary for the website.... Well you have done it. Congratulation!!
     
    Seo Joy, Nov 8, 2010 IP
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    #15
    This is one of the beauties of using a popular cms like wordpress: there are plugins for virtually anything!
     
    mktg, Nov 8, 2010 IP
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    #16
    I don't know which plugin your using but try out Google XML Site Map plugin. I'm using it for one of my site and its pretty awesome.
     
    cloudex99, Nov 10, 2010 IP
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    #17
    Site map help to quick and easy crawl web site content or pages. But in blogs by-defaults created site maps.
     
    seo.raj, Nov 11, 2010 IP
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    moneyman122 Active Member

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    #19
    It is top rated but is it the best or even the easiest to use?
     
    moneyman122, Nov 14, 2010 IP
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    #20
    A sitemap is a kind of webpage that consists the list of contents and shows the structure of a website.
     
    pageupseo, Nov 15, 2010 IP