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

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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 ...
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Why google doesn't index youtube videos in sitemap?

I've created a sitemap for youtube hosted videos in my website. you can find it here. http://www.informaincasa.it/wp-content/uploads/sitemap-video.xml I've also created a sitemap for videos hosted on ...
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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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Google sitemap for dynamic url structure

I am wondering what the best approach would be to generating a sitemap for google to crawl with a highly dynamic url structure. We have a webapp that assigns custom uris to all the users in our ...
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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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Google anonymous sitemap submission

By searching for "How to submit a sitemap to Google" you can find dozens of links, and all of'em truly explain the how to very well. But all of'em start with this first step: Login to your Google ...
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Why does google only index a part of my site?

For a while now I have been having issues with google indexing my site. For some reason it would'nt take over 33 pages from my xml sitemap: (images not allowed for new users...) It has been the case ...
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Does Google penalize daily updated <lastmod> tags in sitemaps if the data is not daily updated?

I've got a sitemap that is generated daily with a lot of links to product pages. These products are imported daily from another data source. Because the update consists of throwing away all current ...
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sitemap and crawler

I am still newbie in the entire world of SEO. Let's take a look at my example. I have a website very similar to blog style site. There few patterns for urls, all of the are very simple and allowed to ...
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Google Webmaster Tools URLs in the index differ from the sitemap. How comes?

Google Webmaster Tools says ~14000 URLs in the index but as you can see in the following picture there are only ~6500 from the sitemap. How comes? I mean: my website is not properly "crawl-able". So ...
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multiple urls serving same content - how to handle better?

Urls go like domain/approved/education/kids/female but I also have filter page in place that lets you do this domain/approved/education-entertainment-business/kids/female and so on which means ...
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If Apache applies compression with mod_deflate, is there a reason to serve compressed files?

I have an Apache HTTP server which is configured with mod_deflate to compress content "on the fly". Is there any benefit if I serve a compressed sitemap.xml.gz file, or should I rely on mod_deflate ...
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sitemap.xml : shall I put all my URLs including the ones that have “empty result” for a dataset?

Here's my problem: on my website, you can click on all the regions, and the new web page is the result of the search of the region. Thus the result may be empty. Shall I include all those "empty ...
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How long does Bingbot typically take to process a sitemap submission?

I submitted a domain's sitemap.xml to Bingbot (in Webmaster Tools). It's been a couple of days but the status is still pending. Does anyone know how much time does Bing Webmaster Tools takes to ...
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Sitemap with pages missing better than no sitemap at all?

I've inherited a site built with a CMS I'm not familiar with. I've created new pages for the site and I can see they do appear in a html sitemap, but not the xml sitemap. Assuming I can't add the ...
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How to control what appears on google search results?

So I have just built a site and all is well... but I want to control what appears on google search results. Lets say I google for "thefwa", first what comes is the link to www.thefwa.com, then ...
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Can a sitemap index file list sitemaps in a different directory?

If I have a sitemap index, can the sitemaps listed in the index be located in a subdirectory, but have links that isn't specific to the subdirectory? I'm trying to avoid having multiple sitemaps in ...
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Huge drop in indexed pages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why the # of indexed pages got dicreased? My site's indexed pages drop every now and then. It suddenly drops from ~800.000 to ~20.000 pages, along with a huge drop in ...
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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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Google is not indexing the entirety of my site [duplicate]

I require google to index the entirety of my site: 10 or so basic sections with 80,000+ individual job offer pages. However, to date, only 2,900 pages have been indexed by google. I'd like to know ...
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Can a sitemap index file point to sitemaps in another directory?

I am creating multiple sitemaps for a site, and for the sake of organization I would like to put these sitemaps into their own directory (of course the sitemap.xml file will be in the root site ...
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Sitemap creators not visiting most pages

I am trying to generate a sitemap for a customers website, http://www.ruralmarketing.co.nz . When I use the online generators it only ever creates a sitemap with two urls, the index and contact page. ...
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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 to create google video sitemap urls for very large video files with distinct segments?

I have a large video files about 1 hr in duration, with different sections of the video corresponding to different distinct sub topics . For example, the whole video may be about an yoga exercise ...
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online site map generator that has an access via URL [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a sitemap generator I am looking for a service that I can access daily based to generate a sitemap.xml file for SEO. Something like ...
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Sitemap to display hash tag links or not?

I am just creating sitemap for my site and wanted to find out if I should include # links for SEO? For Example: www.mydomain.com/#comment1 www.mydomain.com/#comment2 Does this help with SEO or ...
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Digital “Post It” notes for organizing content of sites/pages

We're restructuring our old intranet into a new one and are going through each site to find content and use our new standard structure/look-and-feel. Do you recommend a tool where you can do "digital ...
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Robots.txt and sitemaps

If i where to block a web page, say 404Error.aspx, in robots,txt (i see no reason for this page to be indexed by google). However, do i still include this page in the xml sitemap or not? Edit: If i ...
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ASP.NET MVC SEO friendly URLs and Sitemap

I've created an ASP.NET MVC 3 application and generated sitemap.xml using some free online tools. It contains the following URLs: http://www.mydomain/ http://www.mydomain/About ...
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Site.xml with #!, still ok to have bare URL as home page?

I'm trying to get some ajax content on my main page indexed by google. I've implemented the #! url structure for that content and the corresponding piece on the server which renders what users see ...
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How to fix Google 404 not found Crawl Errors?

I was checking on Google webmater tool for my blog site to see if there's any indication on why my blog traffic decreased to half in one day and i saw 43 Not Found crawl errors and 5 in Sitemap Not ...
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Is this Sitemap code correct? [closed]

I'd like to check whether I have any of the code not as it should be in my Sitemap file. Not sure if this is too general a question for here... If it's an ok question, here's the sitemap URL: ...
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www in Sitemap URL's

I was under the impression that www was deprecated but a lot of the sitemap generators seem to rather I use it. I know that Google doesn't like if I mix the two, IE if the URL of the sitemap is ...
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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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What is the optimal way to apply categories to a new site?

To whit: I run a men's lifestyle Q&A site. I have a total of 25 categories in which questions are submitted. Currently, however, these "categories" are in fact sub-categories, such that ...
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I want the links in my HTML sitemap to be crawled but I do not want the sitemap in the SERPs

I have a website that has some pages and then it has a folder that has the majority of the pages. All the pages that exist in this folder could only be accessed by using my website search engine, then ...
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Why sitemap gives higher priority to category and archive pages?

I am using wordpress along with Google (XML) Sitemap Generator Plugin, and have got a question about sitemap priorities. By default, The plugin gives higher priority to category, tag and archive ...
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Sitemap vs nofollow

I have a sitemap on my site, which includes all users from the site. On the user profile page, tho, I don't want google to index all users, only those with more than 10 posts, so I've added a meta ...
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Which of these url for Feeds for the Sitemap should I use?

Does it matter which of these I add to my Sitemaps file? http://example.com/?feed=rss http://example.com/?feed=rss2 http://example.com/?feed=rdf http://example.com/?feed=atom
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Forward slash on urls in the Sitemap file?

At the following page: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=183668#2 the urls given in the Sitemap example don't have a forward slash at the end. But i think i heard ...
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How to find out the url of a popup?

I'm creating a Sitemap by hand. I want to add in the url of a popup -- I presume it has a url. At the top of this page: http://wordfruit.com -- there's a yellow-highlighted link with the text 'How ...
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Sitemap file entries for blog and main php site

I'm creating a sitemap manually. It's a PHP site with a WordPress blog. Here's the main site: http://wordfruit.com And here's the blog: http://blog.wordfruit.com Can I put the blog URL in the ...
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Code for sitemap — 'weekly.?

I'm creating a Sitemap manually. If I want to specify a url to be crawled weekly, is this the right code: <url> <loc>http://wordfruit.com/</loc> ...
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Sitemap and url are laid out differently from each other

There is a website and the layout looks something like below: home->approved-> education entertainment business | ...
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sitemap - following mvcsitemapprovider but categorization is confusing me [closed]

I'm using mvcsitemapprovider for sitemap. http://mvcsitemap.codeplex.com/ public class StoreDetailsDynamicNodeProvider : DynamicNodeProviderBase { MusicStoreEntities storeDB = ...
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Problem with Google indexing URLs in my XML SiteMap

My XML sitemap has a lot of links - for example: nanoc.gigfa.com/post.php?id=1 nanoc.gigfa.com/post.php?id=2 nanoc.gigfa.com/post.php?id=3 nanoc.gigfa.com/post.php?id=4 ...
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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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Unlimited free sitemap generator for Nginx? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a sitemap generator Google has listed a couple of SMGs but I don't want to try every single one to find the best. Google's own Sitemap Generator is released ...