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

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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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mod_rewrite and SEO friendliness

My website has an atypical structure and I'm not sure if this could create problems in the long run, specially for SEO positioning purposes. I have a unique, large PHP script, and I use the Apache ...
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Only 10% of my site are indexed [duplicate]

I'm newbie in Google Webmaster Tools and I use sitemap.xml to submit urls. The problem is that I've submitted 150 urls and only 17 are indexed! Is that a problem or they will be indexed later?
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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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Which kind of public sitemap should I build for a search based navigation site

I have a search based navigation web-site. Each query has filters as well as sort-by. The search results point to end-pages inside the site. Each of those pages has many outlinks to other end-pages. ...
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Trade off: Lower the number of URLs in sitemap from 43k to 23k or update the sitemap.xml only weekly basis

we rewrote the sitemap creation process. Now the sitemap contains 43.000 URLs. 20k more than before. We have daily changing in URLs. The script that is creating the complete sitemap takes more than ...
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In Google Webmaster Tools we have 3 sitemaps attributed to 1 domain

I have a website that has been on the internet for almost 10 years created in "Microsoft FrontPage" with over 900 pages. Currently in Google Webmaster tools it shows up as 2 domains and 3 sitemaps: ...
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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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browse-able hierarchy vs. sitemap

The current site navigation is done through a search form. UX wise, I feel it's the best solution we can currently offer our uses. Because this is the case, I have a sitemap that covers all the pages ...
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Low number of site map links and none of mobile site map links indexed in the google

There 2,521 sitemap URLs submit to the Google webmaster tools. But they indexed only 548 URLs and 1,256 mobile sitemap URLs were submitted but none of it indexed. This shown in whole last month. URLs ...
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SEO: Make hashtag links look static

So I have a website which displays all my content vertically. (like modern websites often do these days). Thus I can't create static links to each section. I'm currently handling the scrolling with ...
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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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How do I remove these errors from my blog so as to get adsense approved?

This is the question I asked on SO site earlier, but didn't get satisfactory replies. hoping to find a solution here.. ...
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sitemap for non-CMS based website

I've just finished a new version of my website but now I don't know how to generate a correct sitemap. Now the website is based on PHP files and folder and in blog folder there is Wordpress. This is ...
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Flat vs. Hierarchical Tree Structure

I'm a developer in the middle of the development of a medium-sized website. A requirement that we just received from the resident SEO person on the project is for all the URLs on the site be just off ...
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Sitemap: Hierarchical layout possible?

Is it possible to design my sitemap hierarchically? My site is laid out hierarchically into World=>Continent=>Country=>State=>City=>Articles Can I design my sitemap xml like ...
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How to secure robots.txt file?

I would like for User-agents to index my relative pages only without accessing any directory on my server. As initial thought, i had this version in mind: User-agent: * Disallow: */* Sitemap: ...
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Why does google crawl my page only once even I set changefreq:daily?

I have built a new site, submitted my homepage URL to Google, and my sitemap(I have about 6,300 pages.). Now when I type site:mydomain.com, there have 1,992 pages have crawled. But they were all ...
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Question about paginated based URLs and category URLs with XML sitemaps

I have a blog site that has this URL structure: http://website.com/category/ http://website.com/category/page1/ http://website.com/category/subcat/ http://website.com/category/article_title A flow ...
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Determining which sitemap entries not indexed by google

We submit a sitemap to google and can see this being indexed in webmaster tools. We have 5140 entries, and have broken this up to 10 child site maps of 500 each. This all seems to be working well. ...
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ampersand (&) sign in sitemap generating error

I have ampersand sign in urls and Google is not able to parse my sitemap.xml due to this. I can't remove the sign but i have to submit my xml to google. Is there any solution for this.
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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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How to correctly handle redirect after site facelift

I recently updated our site taking it from a multi-page site to a single page site. The problem now is that when the site is searched in say Google, it displays the site as well as the indexed pages. ...
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Adding tagged / dynamic pages in sitemap

I've got a blog that's been running for about a year, with about 200 posts, and there should be about 220 pages to index (additional pages for about / contact etc). When I go to crawl the site I get ...
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How sitemap.xml influences indexation?

If a page is missing in sitemap.xml (but crawable through HTML hyperlinks), may this cause it not to be indexed? (I mean it would be indexed without sitemap, but not indexed with sitemap because it is ...
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Displaying thumbnails in google search results for flash games?

Some sites are somehow displaying video preview thumbnails for pages that contain flash games in google search results. For example search for: site:www.thorgaming.com game I see this only on small ...
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.XML Sitemaps and HTML Sitemaps Clarification

I've got a website with about 170 pages and I want to create an effective Sitemap for it as it is long due. The website is internally linked very well but I still want to take advantage of creating a ...
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Google Sitemap Limits?

I've read in multiple places that Google's sitemap limits sits at 50,000 URLs per sitemap - though it's my understanding that you can submit multiple sitemaps to overcome this problem. I've also ...
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Will ranking be affected with a mobile XML sitemap for a mobile site with the same URLs as the desktop site?

We have a site with both a desktop version and a mobile version. Most of the content are the same and both versions have the same URL, but the HTML generated is device specific. Looking at Google's ...
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How to let Google know about dynamic content?

I'm looking for the best practice to let Google know about a vast number of dynamically created content. Let's say (I mean - dream) that I'm Facebook, and I want to let Google to index all the users' ...
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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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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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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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Creating Google sitemap.xml , is it okay for the images to be wrapped in URL tags?

I'm using a tool to generate the sitemap.xml file for me, it started to crawl my website, got the pages and all images, but when exporting it, I review the XML (to make sure nothing is wrong) and I ...
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In a Google image sitemap, is the title or the caption more important?

Here is the document about google image sitemaps. Of <image:caption> and <image:title>, which is more important? If I have only one description of this image, which part is better to be ...
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article url format for google news sitemap

I have 2 questions about url for google news sitemap. Is it good that I use= url for sitemap witch like ...
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Are there any clear indicators that my sitemap file is beneficial?

I have recently created a sitemap.xml file and uploaded it to my Google Webmasters Tools account. Google didn't report any issues or errors with the uploaded sitemap of my site. Now my question is: ...
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Website configuraiton for SEO Optimization

In order to promote our product in the various search engines, we've changed our index.html to redirect to ourapp.com/product/index.html and moved all our HTML code to ourapp.com/product/index.html ...
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Do I reference all my *.xml.gz sitemap files in robots.txt

I have a website with over 1 million url's. As such, I have 1 sitemap.xml file which acts as an index to many sitemap0000.xml.gz, sitemap0001.xml.gz ... sitemap0030.xml.gz etc. files. My question is: ...
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Does sitemap.xml have to be in the root directory?

This may be a simple and absurd question, but is it completely necessary for sitemap.xml file to be in the root directory of the wordpress install directory of the site, or is it ok to create a ...
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Google sitemap access error, something to do with .htaccess redirect from http://www. to http://

I recently updated the htaccess of my site to redirect from http://www. to http://. It all works fine but now I've made some changes to my site and uploaded a new sitemap.xml to google webmaster. I'm ...
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Is it necessary to re-submit modified sitemaps?

Assuming a sitemap.xml has been registered properly to major players, do these players come and revisit those sitemap.xml from time to time to check for updates and modifications (say new entries are ...
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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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How to improve a single-paged site search result [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to SEO a Single-Page website I created an online CV of mine a couple of weeks ago and it has had quite a few visits. Now I want to improve the chance it will appear ...
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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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RSS vs Sitemap for SEO

What are the differences of the two and how can they help in SEO? I'm creating a custom-scripted CMS and I'm thinking if should I either add RSS/Sitemap/Both?
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How do I make a free sitemap.xml for a site that is few thousand pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free unlimited-page sitemap generator? Is there a free tool out there that would let me make a free sitemap for about 3k page site? Thanks!
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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 ...