With Google, site owners can overcome this issue by verifying ownership of all domains in Webmaster Central, then submitting Sitemaps for any of those domains from any location. However, as this solution only works for Google, it’s not useful for those who want one process for generating Sitemaps for submission to all engines. (Which is, after all, the spirit of sitemaps.org.) … [Read more...] about You Can Now Store Your XML Sitemap Files Anywhere!
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So, how should you get started? First, you’ll need to create an XML sitemap for your site. Some content management systems (CMS) have an integrated capability to auto-generate XML sitemaps. For WordPress users, I recommend using the Yoast SEO Plugin as WordPress does not have built in sitemap generation capability. (If you are already using Yoast for SEO, make sure you have updated to the most recent version.) … [Read more...] about The Importance Of XML Sitemaps In The Age Of Panda
Certainly, from a metrics perspective, it may make sense to keep content types separated. When you submit an XML Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools, you can see a report of the total number of URLs in the Sitemap and the number of those URLs indexed. For a long time, I’ve suggested that site owners create separate Sitemaps for different types of content and page types to easily track what percentage of each of those types Google is indexing. (This report provides much more accurate numbers than a site: operator search, although it only works accurately if the Sitemap contains a comprehensive and canonical list of URLs for a category.) … [Read more...] about Is the Sitemaps Alliance Over?
I was wondering, in the case of sitemaps. Say, I were to delete or combine a few pages, should I resubmit a sitemap to the relevant Webmaster Tools, or is it OK to just update the human-readable page onsite? I’m wondering if it’s sufficient enough for GoogleBot to crawl in terms of updating for SERPs as well when doing a site:example.com search for pages that are indexed to gain an understanding of what pages haven’t been crawled. … [Read more...] about How to Update Sitemaps After You Change Your Content
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