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Should pages linked to in my nav and footer be included in my sitemap?

I'm more of a back end developer and can't answer this question from my own research. When setting up the links in my sitemap, do I need to include the pages that I link to in my top navigation and ...
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Do search engines rank URLs in sitemaps lower if there are no internal links pointing to them?

I have a site with thousands of pages. The pages are dedicated to be found by the search engines as they are very specific. It is very unlikely that the users will find necessary pages using any ...
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Splitting a sitemap by content type

I currently am tasked with submitting our website sitemap to the search engines every week. We have a module which does offer sitemap generation but we find using it does not work very well as not ...
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Server gzip compression vs gzipped sitemap

My client's SEO guy said that search engines prefer gzipped sitemaps. They keep their sitemap in .xml.gz file. I was wondering if there is any difference for search engines between a gzipped ...
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What factors help in getting a site indexed by Google fast? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site’s position in Google? What should I do to get a site indexed on Google, fast? Taking example of Super User I just did a quick ...
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Handling SEO for Infinite pages that cause external slow API calls

I have an 'infinite' amount of pages in my site which rely on an external API. Generating each page takes time (1 minute). Links in the site point to such pages, and when a users clicks them they are ...
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Ask.com sitemap crawler down (for good)?

I have been using Ask.com as one of the search engines to ping my sitemap. When I went to ping my sitemap today to have my sitemap re-indexed, the website (http://submissions.ask.com/ping) says it no ...
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Is an xml sitemap good or bad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any clear indicators that my sitemap file is beneficial? The good: You provide search engines with all the urls in your site But, does the search engine ...
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best/simplest way to inform search engine of sitemap location

AFAIK, there are 2 ways to make search engines aware of a sitemap's location: Include an absolute link to it in robots.txt Submit it to them directly. The relevant URLs are: ...
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Should I submit my RSS feed as Google Sitemap?

I currently have no sitemap for a website I'm creating. I do have an RSS feed which includes the N latest updated posts on the site. It doesn't include everything on the site though, just blog posts. ...
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Can I host a sitemap on another domain?

Just out of curiosity, I have developed a small app analyzing and generating sitemaps for a given domain. Can I tell search engines to look for the sitemap of a given domain on my app using a ...
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309 views

Frequency to submit sitemap to search engines

I have went live with my site and being new to search engines and SEO fields not sure what should be the best way to handle sitemap.xml. I have created sitemap.xml and submitted it to: Google using ...
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Making search engine crawl my site

I have a site with visitors from all over the world, and I'm trying to optimize indexed pages on search engines beside Google (he indexed most of my pages). I see that on Japan search engines I'm ...
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Should sitemaps list their dynamic data, newest first or oldest first?

When we create an xml sitemap for a site with dynamic data, should we prepend all new data to the start of the sitemap OR append it to the end? Do search engines hate it when a sitemap is 100% ...
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What document types can be included in an XML sitemap?

AFAIK, Google accepts sitemaps which are about ordinary URLs (text/plain), images (image/png, image/gif, image/jpg, etc.), and videos (video/avi, video/mpeg, etc.). My question is, how many Internet ...
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Will this sitemap get me de indexed from Google?

My site's URL (web address) is: http://quantlabs.net/private/sitemap.xml Description (including timeline of any changes made): Will this sitemap get me de-indexed from Google? My new site map just ...
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Google doesn't seem to update the description or title of my homepage

Before we launched our website, we had set up a "coming soon" page and google picked up the title and description from its contents. So the description in the search results said, "Coming soon! Visit ...
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My archives are beating my current content, how do I stop from competing against myself?

I've inherited a site with about 15,000 pages going back 16 years. Often current events are outranked by previous events. What are the best techniques to make sure that I'm not fighting against ...
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Where can I find a list of search engine crawler user agents and their domain names?

I'm trying to follow stackoverflow's approach of using a white list for the sitemap. I have tried to find an extensive list of search engine crawlers (and other crawlers) to use in my white list but ...
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How are the sitemaps of big sites generated?

The question is related to my questions about things the filesystem of Wikipedia and generating sitemap for Wikipedia. It is more general. Problem: Suppose a site on MediaWiki with about 10,000 ...
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How long does it take for Google Webmasters to index site after submitting sitemap? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my website in Google search results? I have submitted my website today into Google search using Google Webmasters using sitemaps. The status on the ...