A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users.

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How should you inform search engines of the location of an XML sitemap?

There are 2 ways to make search engines aware of a sitemap's location that I know of: Include an absolute link to it in robots.txt Submit it to them directly. The relevant URLs are: ...
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How are the sitemaps of big MediaWiki 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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Two kinds of Google index

I am curious about information that gave me Google's Webmaster Tools. Because I see two different information about Google index of same webpage in same time. First information (sitemap files) I ...
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Should “next posts pages” be included in the sitemap?

I wonder if including the "next posts pages" to sitemap would be a good idea. With "next posts pages" I mean for example domain/page/{num}, or domain/category/foo/page/{num}, or even ...
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Where should I put the sitemap of mobile version of my site?

I have two sites www.example.com and m.example.com. As it is shown, the latter is the mobile version of the first site. Basically each URL in the www.example.com have a counterpart with same URL ...
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Should paginated sites be included in sitemap?

My website is ad listing for boats, boats' engines, boat rentals, etc (www.mynautics.com). There are ads listed on multiple pages. I have finished (not jet seen on link above) pagination: added ...
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Submitting sitemaps with 2 different websites but the same content

I have two domains running on the same server with the same IP (same content). For example: the sitemap of example1.com represents one website and method1.com, method2.com represent many pages will ...
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Should 404 pages feature in your sitemap.xml

I tend to generate the sitemaps for my static sites (no CMS) by using a service such as xml-sitemaps.com. They way this works if you input your homepage and it crawls all the internal links of a site ...
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SEO consideration for duplicate sites

I am building a brochure-ware website for a company that sells products all across the world. They need the site to ask the user what region they are in before using the site; there are 5 regions. ...
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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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How to add sitemap of a blogger blog to Google webmaster tools?

I have two blogs. Let's say http://name.blogspot.com/ and the other one is http://name2.blogspot.com/ For blog 1: While submitting sitemap to Google webmaster tool I selected the option and then ...
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What are some client-side sitemap generators?

Most of the sitemap generators I've found all scan my internal files and base it on that. However using apache and htaccess I have many aliases for things for example: /brand/model/photos/ is empty ...
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Should I include PDF files in my sitemap.xml

Should I add a direct link to PDF files in my (xml) sitemap?
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When 301 redirecting a page, what needs to be in the sitemap?

In sitemap there was page a.html which has some PageRank. Now a.html is redirecting to b.html using 301 and sitemap has b.html entry, a.html is removed. Queries are: As a.html is not in sitemap ...
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Indexed webpages stopped rising, while Submited keep rising normally

Last months I have noticed a strange behaviour in Google's Webmaster Tools. Although I provide a valid Sitemap for my website, which is normally processed and without any issues from Google, while ...
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Google is not indexing my entire site despite having a sitemap

I have an e-commerce website www.beyondtime.in. I have been constantly monitoring Googlebot crawling on my website and my webmaster account. Lately, I have found two issues that I have not been able ...
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HTML sitemap link to root

I have a HTML sitemap composed by the following elements (the sitemap is linked to my footer) logo (linking to / ) link for the first block of 150 links link for the second block of 150 links .... ...
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Is there a way to add embedded youtube videos to my website sitemap?

The goal is to make embedded youtube videos appear in video search results as part of my website. I searched very extensively how to do this; I found through google some articles that claim that it's ...
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Sitemap.xml on separate server (can't use robots.txt)

We have several domains managed by the same code base. They share content and assets between each other but are separate entities online. I have started generating sitemaps for these sites and ...
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Sitemap is “pending” in Webmaster Tools after submitting an an unusually large number of links with it

I recently submitted to Google 17,000 links to businesses in my database. In the past I've only ever submitted 2 or 3 hundred. The sitemap has been listed in Webmaster Tools for the past five days ...
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How should I approach sitemap.xml, hreflang and regions for my website

I am a developer on a large site which regionally targets some content with a specific url. Is it technically correct to target the countries in those regions in the sitemap.xml and point them to the ...
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Resetting sitemap warnings in Webmaster Tools

Back in the day when I was updating my website and had errors, Google Webmaster Tools took note of it and gave my sitemap files warnings. Now I decided to start over new again by uploading brand new ...
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SEO for Google: navigation, company info, video [duplicate]

I often stumble upon search results in Google that get a special treatment, like: having the site navigation (and more) being displayed on the search results page having a company's location, ...
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Sitemap for a one-page site

I'm wondering whether it's worth the effort to create a sitemap for a single-page site. By single page I'm not talking about a webapp made with Angular or Backbone, just a presentation site/page ...
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Webmaster Tools: root and subdirectories?

We have all our international sites on our .com domain like this: site.com/uk site.com/us etc... When creating the sites in Webmaster Tools I've created different sites and submitted sitemaps for ...
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Sitemap file linked from another Sitemap file

I currently have a site setup that, in addition to regular static pages, also has a WordPress blog. This results in my main site having a sitemap.xml file listing the basic pages and then a sitemap ...
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Is there an XML sitemap generator with command line interface for nginx on Linux?

I'm looking for an XML sitemap generator that can be triggered from the command line, supports nginx, and works on Linux (Debian). What can you recommend?
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Using Extension:Maintenance to generate sitemap MediaWiki

I'm using MediaWiki 1.19.2. I want to generate a sitemap.xml. Here's the documentation. We have to use a maintenance script to generate the sitemap.xml. So I use the extension Maintenance but I ...
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Which tool to create a sitemap to plan a future site?

I'd like to create a sitemap to plan a future site, and I'm looking for a tool to do it. I'd like to create a list of all articles first. Then a hierachy. Then I'd like to put the articles on ...
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Updating Google sitemap for mobile

I have a series of utilities to generate Google sitemaps for my whole site. These files are massive, and slow to build. We want to start telling Google these pages are mobile-crawl-able too, by ...
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My website google index suddenly increase and also suddenly reduced

Yesterday before i sleep, i check my site index. i get about 50 index on google. today morning when i wake up, i get 250 index on google. and my page ranking better on several keyword. than i add 1 ...
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2 the same page addresses in generated sitemap?

I tried different sitemap generators and they generate 2 data structures refering to the same webpage: On the beginning: <url> <loc>http://pundaquit.republika.pl/</loc> ...
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Submitting a URL to Google using PHP/cUrl

I've been successfully submitting xml sitemaps to Google using cURL. The URL is http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap= The problem is that XML sitemaps take several days to be ...
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Internal links to pages vs. sitemap.xml links to pages

I have a page that is not linked to from anywhere, but it is listed in sitemap.xml. It will be crawled and display in the SERP. Would it be preferable, from a SEO perspective, to have the page ...
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If I rename a sitemap, does it affect my SEO?

I would like to rename my sitemap: Would it affect my SEO at all? Would I have to resubmit it on GWT? If I have a sitemap-index.xml file, that remains the same, but I change the name of one of the ...
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Can I have HTML link element both in headers and sitemap?

For a multilingual site In my sitemap I am using: <url> <loc>http://www.xxxx/en</loc> <changefreq>daily</changefreq> <xhtml:link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" ...
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How to check if a WordPress SEO plugin is working

I have setup my WordPress site with Yoast. However, it doesn't seem to appear in any of the search engines. In Google Webmaster Tools I don't see a sitemap. Is the plugin supposed to submit the ...
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Magento Default Sitemap.xml

Is the default magento sitemap.xml optimized as is for ecommerce products? I'm thinking about adding image links as well. Is it worth time investing in this for SEO gains? <url> ...
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Can't generate a sitemap!

Having a real problem here, I've tried lots of services to sort this including http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ as well as software and a PHP script. Basically my domain is http://gamingdeluxe.co.uk/ ...
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software for mapping links for site migration?

I have a project where I am migrating a website from one platform to another, but the look and feel will still be the same (this is for standardization within an organization). Through re-write ...
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Dealing with usernames in the URL

This is my first question on here so let me know if I have not followed any rules. I run a website Audibase that has the usernames in the URLs for example: https://audibase.com/grungecake ...
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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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Google SEO - remove site map from search result

I am an amateur to SEO. I have a new site recently and submitted the site map to GWT. But after several weeks. I found when I search my domain in google. The site map also appears to be one of the ...
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Why important/big sites don't include a sitemap? [closed]

I've been looking at most important sites and none of them have a sitemap.xml defined. My list includes: Amazon Ebay Yahoo Microsoft ... and others But none of them include a sitemap.xml file. Why ...
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XML Sitemaps, what should they link to?

If I want to make an XML sitemap for my site, do I need to map every forum topic in my forum as a separate URL? If this would help, how do you deal with the hugeness of the sitemap for forums with ...
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Is it important to add a mobile sitemap?

I've recently added a mobile version of a web-app. Most web-page URL's like mydomain.com/folder/page now have another version mydomain.com/mobile/folder/page In the web-page I've added: <link ...
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Sitemap tool fails to find all URLs in my site

I added my url to Google http://www.google.com/addurl.html I added a meta tag with description and keywords I added it in Google web master tools and submit the site map There is no any robots in my ...
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Should Image Sitemaps be Supplied to Google?

I hear controversial things regarding image sitemaps. On Google Webmasters forum people say that submitting a sitemap for images doesn't make sense, because Google won't use it to index images anyway. ...
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how do i tell google that my landing page is a blog?

I have written my own very simple CMS and everything i publish on my page will go on the landing page (http://xyious.com). so every time i write a new page, regardless of where it ends up on the ...
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How often should a sitemap be rebuilt?

How often should a sitemap be rebuilt? Weekly, monthly? I'm curious about adding a dynamic sitemap thats generated weekly. Is that too often?