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  1. Driving traffic to site by having content on site    Forum: Website Promotion Forum
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    Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    What role does a site map play in getting indexed by the big 3 search engines?
    What is the best way to create a site map..?

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    not much - sitemaps just helps google to index your site. If a page is not being indexed maybe this can help.
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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    Site maps help visitors and search engine bots find pages on the site. actually it has many benefits and one of those are: through site map it inform search engine immediately regarding of any changes on your site but it doesn't mean SE would immediately index your changes page but certainly it will be indexed faster compared to site that don't have a sitemap.

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    With or without sitemap you will get indexed if you put a link to your new web site or new webpage.
    sitemap did not guarantee that your webpages will be indexed.
    but to avoid any problem it is better to get one and the easy way is to use online free services such as www.xml-sitemaps.com/

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    Benefits of Site Map outweighs any disadvanytages

    Thanks for the responses....sounds like there are more advantages of having a sitemap than disadvantages....

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    Site map is indeed very important to get all your pages crawl by search engines bots. Furthermore, regarding Google they will index you website faster if you submit your website sitemap through the "Google Webmaster Tool"

    https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/siteoverview?hl=en

    Also you can tag your site map with social bookmark website. With this method, i had index some websites and blogs withing 24 hours. Just give a try and you will see the result.

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    for more information regarding sitemap, better read this..
    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/topic.py?topic=8467

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    Quote Originally Posted by gingercaily View Post
    Site maps help visitors and search engine bots find pages on the site. actually it has many benefits and one of those are: through site map it inform search engine immediately regarding of any changes on your site but it doesn't mean SE would immediately index your changes page but certainly it will be indexed faster compared to site that don't have a sitemap.
    question for you, is there any types of sitemap? if has, what are those? thanks in advance...

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    Quote Originally Posted by Onat View Post
    question for you, is there any types of sitemap? if has, what are those? thanks in advance...
    Yes, there are 3 types of sitemap XML sitemap, HTML Sitemap and Text Sitemap

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    Hi,

    Site Maps ARE important. Rather than submitting your URL to Google, submit your Site Map.

    One web editor automatically creates your Site Map as you create each of your web pages and also has a convenient link to submit your Site Map to Google seamlessly.

    On our sales product site, I omitted to submit our Site Map or URL (lazy or thought it unnecessary) and when our No 1 position website got hijacked (don't ask how), we realised that apart from the date of website upload to our host, we had no record that the site belonged to us rather than the person who had taken ownership of it.

    After much correspondence with Google and the parties concerned, our site was restored back to us and the first thing we did was to submit a Site Map to Google who asked for verification of ownership of our site. Now, it is highly unlikely that something similar will happen or if it does, we have proof of ownership of our site on record.

    So, if nothing else, Google gets to know that you are the rightful owner of your site when you submit your Site Map or URL once the usual verification of ownership process is completed. Proving copyright infringement, therefore, is made much easier.

    Hope this helps.

    Jamie

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    Quote Originally Posted by hanleo46 View Post
    What role does a site map play in getting indexed by the big 3 search engines?
    What is the best way to create a site map..?
    It plays help in crawling the site easier by SEs not actually for faster indexing... It is especially good for sites that have plenty of pages...

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    Actually, sitemap is not necessary. Since sitemap doesn't affect your site ranking results. However, sitemap submission is one way to tell to Google that your site is ready to get crawled. In that way, your site may get indexed by Google.

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    sitemap.html is used to give the information to the users about the website
    sitemap.xml is used to give the information about the website to google

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    removed
    Last edited by HTML; 06-25-2012 at 06:28 AM.

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    Re: Site Map -- Is it Necessary

    XML sitemap helps search engine crawlers to give information about the pages of the websites.

    So, Create an XML sitemap for your website and submit it to the 3 major search engines webmaster tool. It will help you to get indexed your website in it.



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