2010
02.26

Finding a new website on the internet might be difficult for people. You have to place it right up there, right? The answer is no..!! You need links or you should inform the top search engines that your website is online. Screaming in the jungle will not help you, but certain tools can do wonders. A XML sitemap is one great seo tool.

xml-sitemap

How do you get a sitemap? Its Simple. You can either code it yourself (protocol here), or use a XML Sitemap generator. There are tons of free generators and tons of software out there to buy. I personally use xml-sitemaps.com for my projects. I have them crawl my sites, save the document made, and then edit it using a text editor.

What is the benefit? Well, it gives a concise look at your website. It’s how you inform the search engine spiders what you consider important. Is your privacy policy that important? Probably not as much as your main product page.

Now you’ve made one, what to do now?

  1. Put it in your main directory. Ex. http://www.mysite.com/sitemap.xml
  2. Edit your Robots.txt to include it for all engines. Add a line in there like the one below
    Sitemap: http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml
  3. Tell the engines about it directly.
    1.    Learn more about Webmaster Central Here.
    2.    Yahoo SiteExplorer
    3.    MSN/Live

Probably the single best resource to learn about sitemaps is Sitemaps.org. Their FAQs and Sitemap Protocol say just about everything you might need.

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