View Full Version : ROR Sitemaps
07-03-2006, 07:36 AM
I don't know much about this xml file but it looks promising. Anyone know which engines are crawling this? What the url limitations are and whether you can use a gzipped version of the file?
07-03-2006, 10:57 AM
To tell you the truth there doesn't seem to be much discussion about it being used by users or search engines. I say set one up as it couldn't hurt to do but also don't have high expectations as to what it might do for you.
07-06-2006, 07:37 AM
I acturally run a ror search engine (rorseek.com) and these files do get picked up and indexed by quite a few engines. I have one on burf.com that is one of the most request files.
There are tools on either of the engines to create ror site maps and product feeds
07-17-2006, 04:00 AM
Does ROR support sites with more than 5,000 urls? If so do they support .gz files? Otherwise the ror file could be huge.
07-18-2006, 06:53 AM
I do believe it supports more than 5,000 urls, the downloaded software should do 10K.
I dont think compression has been added but I will email the designer
07-18-2006, 07:04 AM
Most of my sites are 500,000+ pages. Any plans to increase to that size?
07-18-2006, 08:20 AM
I have emailed the guy with your questions mate!
07-18-2006, 09:46 AM
In answer to file sizes - I think you can split your data up into different files - so you have a file for people, products, jobs etc all linked from a sitemap file. Not sure how it works, or IF it works...
It sounded good to me so I had a go myself. I added an ror sitemap and other info to my site www.speyside-developments.co.uk (http://www.speyside-developments.co.uk)
when I first uploaded the site in April 2006. I checked just now (July 2006) on www.rorseek.com - there was nothing there. Yet most other search engines have spidered the site. It sounds like a good idea in theory - or will it just get abused? Instead of keyword stuffing will we get ror stuffing?
07-18-2006, 10:44 AM
The rorseek.com engine has been under more development and I will try and get your site indexed asap
There are different types of ror files and you can have multiple
07-18-2006, 11:38 AM
Dom from www.rorweb.com (founder of ror) will be adding information about compressing the ror file to the FAQ on the website!
07-18-2006, 11:47 AM
I'll see if Brian Pautsch will add the ROR sitemap export to his sitemap creator. It's the best bit of kit I've used for sitemaps.
07-18-2006, 11:50 AM
Let me know if you want me to add any services to burf or rorseek.com