bigdogcattle — 2010-09-07T18:53:01-04:00 — #1
How important is the sitemap? I have a sitemap listed with my main categories, but not sub-categories. Is that best practice?
ciint — 2010-09-27T06:18:26-04:00 — #2
Sitemap create linking between web pages.Sitemaps are an important way of communication with search engines.Sitemap can Provide better visibility by search engines for any websites.
stevie_d — 2010-09-08T04:01:49-04:00 — #3
Are you talking about an HTML sitemap for people to use, or an XML sitemap for search engines only?
It depends very much on your site - how big it is, what sort of navigation options you have, usage patterns and so on.
bigdogcattle — 2010-09-08T09:42:58-04:00 — #4
I am talking about an XML sitemap. My site is pretty big. I have over 5k pages right now. You can take a look and tell me what you think: http://bigdogcattle.com/sitemap.xml
theemerchant — 2010-09-08T04:43:42-04:00 — #5
easy to crawl with the bot when you have sitemap
michaelj72 — 2010-09-29T02:13:06-04:00 — #6
google seemed to index and cache more of my pages once I made both html and xml sitemaps, and linked to them with a few of the main pages, and submitted the xml in the webmaster control panel for google....
baby_prakash — 2010-09-28T08:09:08-04:00 — #7
If we can define sitemap.xml file on webmaster tool it will be easy to index your Web Pages .The sitemap.xml will help goggle to index your new pages quickly.
cheesedude — 2010-09-23T22:34:34-04:00 — #8
All the major search engines are capable of finding your pages by following links. If you have a good linking structure, you do not need a sitemap. But, it certainly won't hurt. It will just waste some of your time.