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

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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 ...
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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 a sitemap index contain other sitemap indexes?

I have a bi-lingual website with a sitemap index for each language that links to several different sitemaps (one for videos, one for static content, and one for articles). I would like to introduce ...
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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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Is it possible to 'trigger' indexing on a site?

We're launching a redeveloped site soon. Google has already indexed the site that we're going to replace, but the links that google indexed are no longer applicable, because the new site has a totally ...
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Specifying crawlers to not crawl Links which are dependent on external API's

I have links on my site which lead to internal pages that depend on first bringing data from an external API. This only takes time the first time they are pushed. Links to pages which exists in the ...
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What are sitemap letters? sitemap-g.xml sitemap-r.xml sitemap-b.xml

I have a sitemap on my site at this location: https://www.loveelectronics.co.uk/handlers/sitemap.ashx which is referenced in my robots.txt like so: Sitemap: ...
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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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Should URLs in the sitemap contain the slug?

I'm coding the sitemap logic of my side-project blogging platform and I would like to know if omitting the slug in the <loc> nodes of the sitemap. Could be a problem for the crawlers. Having ...
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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 an incorrect change frequency in my XML sitemap harm my website?

What happens if I set the change frequency of a page to daily and don't update it daily? Will this make search engine blacklist my site? What is the accepted changefreq to balance search indexing ?
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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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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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Unsupported file format of sitemap - Google

I'm having an issue where I'm submitting my sitemap, too bad I keep this omitted error: Unsupported file format Your Sitemap does not appear to be in a supported format. Please ensure it ...
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What's Required for the AudioObject in Schema.org

We're trying to paint our site with the correct Schema.org information, and we're getting the following error: ...
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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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How to tell Google that I have changed my website URLs?

I have done major updates to my website, and renamed all my URLs. How can I tell Google that I have renamed these URLs and let Google refresh its index? My website URL: http://www.pndmasr.com/ My ...
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Can a sitemap change result in a drop of visits?

I recently restructured and resubmitted the sitemap for a website of mine in GWT. The old one was built by a script I acquired, which had its flaws but dit the job. After having implemented URL ...
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Is there anyway to re-submit all sitemaps in Google Webmaster Tools at once for a domain?

Something happened and I need to resubmit A LOT of sitemaps across a lot of domains. Is there any way I can submit all sitemaps/all errorful sitemaps per domain even? It would make things easier for ...
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When does Google Webmaster Tools re-evaluate re-submitted sitemaps?

When I alter and re-submit a sitemap does GWTs immediately re-evaluate it or do I have to wait 'til GoogleBot crawls our site again? I just re-submitted a problematic sitemap and it now displays ...
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Google Webmaster Tools says my XML sitemap “appears to be an HTML page”

We're running a lot of sites and we've started to get a lot of these errors in Webmaster Tools: Sitemap is HTML Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format ...
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Are HTML sitemaps important from a SEO perspective?

Are HTML sitemaps (like this one http://www.google.com/sitemap.html) important from a SEO perspective, or is uploading an XML to Google enough? Beside from visualizing a data structure for the user, ...
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Is SEO and sitemap really important?

Is the sitemap really important? I ask this because I couldn't see the sitemaps of big websites such as Twitter, Facebook and others... The sitemap should be at "/sitemap.xml", "/sitemap.xml.gz" or ...
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Google Search to link to a Query String

How to get Google Search to link to a Query String for your page when no physical page Exist. I notice when I do a google search for some keywords I get back some website hits that do not link to a ...
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How to tell which URLs have fallen out of search engine index

I've had a few pages trimmed from google's indexed number on my sitemap in webmaster tools. How can I tell which pages have been dropped?
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Do I need to periodically re-submit my sitemaps to yahoo/bing?

I know Google's webmasters downloads a new version of my sitemaps every day. I am not sure if the yahoo / bing systems do the same thing. Google's says "Downloaded" and for the sitemaps that add the ...
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Do or don't submit the comment-feed of your blog?

A commentsfeed (of a blog) might serve perfectly as a commentssitemap. I'm wondering if it's a good idea to submit this feed to Google's webmaster tools. What are the pros & cons?
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Sitemap change frequency

I'm sitemapping all my forum topics. It works great: <url> <loc>http://127.0.0.1/scirranew/Forum/Breaks-and-slowdowns-Vram-200_topic32854.html</loc> ...
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xml sitemap structure

I have been arguing a point and would like a second opinion. The basic point of contention is as follows: We have a site X with a sitemap index file located at: http://www.x.co.uk/sitemap.xml ...
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Free unlimited-page sitemap generator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a sitemap generator I have been using www.xml-sitemaps.com/ but their limit is 500 pages. My site has grown beyond that and I am wondering whether there is ...
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Difference between robots.txt and sitemaps index file

Do I need a sitemap index file if I have multiple sitemaps? At the moment I just specify multiple sitemaps in my robots.txt, is the equal to having the index file?
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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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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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Does anyone have statistics on percentage of people that use search feature on a website as opposed to the navigation bar

I was interested in knowing percentage of people that use search feature on a website as opposed to the navigation bar. Has search bar become more powerful than the traditional navigation bar for ...
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is it ok to have 2 sitemaps on 1 website?

Do I have to have a sitemap page on my index page for bots to read it or can I just have it anywhere on my server? I have a phpbb/wordpress integration and I need 2 sitemaps mods for each one (or I ...
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webmaster tools - Network Unreachable

webmaster tools for my site displays that robots.txt unreachable and for all links in sitemap it says network unreachable. sitemap.xml unreachable. These appear in crawl stats page. I discussed ...
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How does Stack Overflow have questions appear in Google so quickly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: StackOverflow and Google search I have noticed while asking questions on Stack Overflow that they appear in Google almost instantly. How does SO do this? Is it a feed ...
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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 ...