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05-25-2006, 03:58 PM
Google Site Maps Beta is a new service by Google designed for website owners which enables you to proactively and automatically crawl information about your website to Google. This sitemap can help provide Google with more information about your website than usually crawled by the Google.
You can create Google Sitemap within Minutes using out tool Google sitemap Creator. Simply Create Sitemap and submit it to Google both in .TXT or .XML format. XMl format is Best for creating sitemap.
05-25-2006, 10:08 PM
If you have an established site that is crawled regularly and have a good site map, is there an SEO benefit to having a Google Site Map?
If so, is it better to replace the original site map or add the Google XML to your site?
05-28-2006, 12:53 PM
I suppose that if the site is already crawled, then it doesn't matter, maybe?
While on the subject, does anyone know of a generator which will crawl 500,000 pages?
I see this one here http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/standalone-google-sitemap-generator.html but read this; http://www.xmlsitemaps.com/forum/index.php/topic,95.0.html?
Any way around this, time-wise?
I've used this one before for free; http://enarion.net/google/phpsitemapng (can include a css styling, should that be needed) and it worked very well, but may have upper limits of 100,000 or so.
06-01-2006, 08:28 AM
I tried Google Sitemaps yesterday and was amazed about the information you get from that tool. I think it was also an interesting article in this forum.
1)When Googlebot visited your site the last time
2) If your site is indexed by Google or not
3) You get Information how Google *see* your site
- Which Keywords are associated with your website
4) HTML Errors and other issues google bot found
5) Which searches have been performed to found your website:
- which keywords were used
- which position you had in the listings
- Top Searches
For the first time you have access to the googles internal information about YOUR site, not only the pagerank.
I think is a great input for SEO of your Website. I was wondering how many Keywords have been associated with my site that I would have never imagined and wonder how many *missing* keywords are *not* associated with my site (allthough I think there should)
Summary: use it and learn a LOT about how a search engine see your site.
06-01-2006, 07:54 PM
The thing that is nice about Google Sitemaps it's an easy way for you to submit all your urls to the Google index and when you make changes and updates on your site it informs google of the changes. The reports are really good too. I highly recommend added it.
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06-05-2006, 05:14 AM
I built a google site map for my site but have trouble adding it as my site was built in an editor and seems not to have or show the <HEAD> <body> TAGS I have tried to add the tags but the editor keeps removing them and then I am told I have put them in the wrong place, as the editor writes the html for me I am at a loss although I can add limited html to the editor(ex border=0 or target=_blank)
I do not know where I should place the html site map or even if I can
Hope some one can help me many thanks
06-05-2006, 11:52 AM
Hope some one can help me many thanks
Maybe this tool can help you out: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/
06-06-2006, 05:15 AM
Here is anouther Free and Good Google XML Generator (http://www.sitemapspal.com/)
06-06-2006, 09:16 AM
Google sitemap is a great place to find some great tools!
06-07-2006, 06:49 AM
Thanks guys I have tried both your links but still have not managed to get it up on my site yet. The first one from webnauts did a html version which was good but said I had some broken Links! well I searched my site and cleared all the link errors and tried it again and it still says I have got one bad link but I can't find it I don't want to add a site map with broken links if I knew where it was I could correct it do you know how to find it with out checking every inch of my site
06-07-2006, 10:12 AM
...I can't find it I don't want to add a site map with broken links if I knew where it was I could correct it do you know how to find it with out checking every inch of my site
Here is a tool which can help you to find the broken link: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html
06-07-2006, 03:55 PM
Is this what you are after, I think it is ;-)
Find broken links on web sites use Xenu's Link Sleuth (TM) (http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html)
Web Master Tools and Utilities (http://www.acomputerportal.com/web_master_tools.html)
06-07-2006, 05:06 PM
Thanks guys I think I got the bad links sorted thanks to the xenu's link sleuth now nowI will try the site map maker again and see if i can load it to my page
06-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Google site map generators. Do Not always produce correct links. May have find unwanted links.
It is usually best to check by hand, and don't forget to validate after upload.
The code basics are:-
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
06-07-2006, 09:42 PM
I just use the simple text file, listing one item per line.
If there is no need for me to set different priorities for URL's or otherwise specify special update periods, is there any benefit to using the XML format instead?
06-08-2006, 02:52 AM
is there any benefit to using the XML format instead?
I have done no real research in to this, but I believe Google appear to prefer XML site maps. Otherwise why go through all the work of allowing them.
By the way there is another site map method, nothing to do with Google, (so far as I know). This is operated by:-
ROR (Resources of a Resource) (http://www.rorweb.com/)
ROR Sitemap Generator (http://www.rorweb.com/rormap.htm)
06-08-2006, 05:48 AM
thanks guys I have got my site map up on google at last on also got my site verified.
I used the xml version as they wouldn't except the html one.
also that is a great tool that xenu's link slooth will use that again for checking any bad links