The major search engines have announced an update to the sitemaps.org protocol which enables site owners to store their XML Sitemap files in any location — even on a different domain than the one referenced in the Sitemap. This will be a welcome change for those who manage multiple domains and would like to keep all Sitemap files in one place, as well as for those who would like to store their Sitemap in a location other than the root. … [Read more...] about You Can Now Store Your XML Sitemap Files Anywhere!
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Ensure that the XML Sitemap is on your web server and accessible via its URL. Log in to Google Webmaster Tools. Under “Crawl,” choose “Sitemaps.” Click on the red button in the upper right marked “Add/Test Sitemap.” Enter the URL of the sitemap and click “Submit Sitemap.” … [Read more...] about The Importance Of XML Sitemaps In The Age Of Panda
Update: It’s true that the specialized elements shouldn’t break existing parsers, even if those parsers weren’t built specifically for those additional elements. However, I do think it’s quite possible that the existing (non-Google) parsers aren’t set up to process files with additional elements and this change could break them. It’s definitely the case that the search engines aren’t working together on these extensions, and I’d just like to see more cooperation and advancement of the original aims of the alliance: making it easier for content owners to work with search engines. … [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
Here’s where Google will communicate any issues with your site, and it’s also where you can monitor its performance, submit content for crawling, view the search queries that brought visitors to your site, monitor backlinks… there’s so much useful stuff here, you’d be crazy not to spend some time here every week. … [Read more...] about 26 best expert-recommended free SEO tools