Google Sitemaps Explained - How to Get Your Site Indexed With Google Sitemaps

Written by Titus Hoskins


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Now there is already a flood of these generators popping up! Different ways of generating your XML powered sitemap file. More are probably appearing as you read this. For your convenience, three ways to generate your XML Sitemaps file are listed below:

Difficult - Google's Python Generator

That's a relative term, if you know your server likerepparttar back of your hand and installing scripts doesn't scarerepparttar 147006 bejesus out of you, you're probably smiling atrepparttar 147007 word difficult. Google supplies a link to a generator which you can download and set up on your server. It will cough up your sitemap XML file and automatically feed it to Google. Google XML Generator

In order for this Generator to work, Python version 2.2 must be installed on your web server - many servers don't have this. If you know what you're doing, this will probably be a good choice.

You don't need a Google Account to use Sitemaps but it's encouraged because you can track your sitemap's progress and view diagnostic information. If you already have another Google Account gmail, Google Alerts, etc. just use that one to sign in and follow directions from there.

To submit your Sitemap using an HTTP request, issue your request torepparttar 147008 following URL:

www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=sitemap_url

Hard - A PHP Code Generator

This is a php generator that you can place on your server. This generator will spider your site, and produce your XML sitemap file. Download repparttar 147009 phpSitemapNG and upload it your server. Runrepparttar 147010 generator to get your XML sitemap file and send it to Google. PHP Generator

Again, this is only hard to do if you don't know your way around PHP files or scripts.

Easy - Free Online Generator

These Generators are popping up everywhere, and Google now keeps a list of these 'third party suppliers' of generators on their site. Find them here: Google's List of Third Party Generators

One ofrepparttar 147011 easiest to use is www.xm-sitemaps.com, and you can index up to 500 pages with this online Generator very quickly and it will give yourepparttar 147012 sitemap XML file Google needs to index your site. It will go into your site, spider it and index all your pages into an XML sitemap of your site. You can download this file, Compressed or Non- compressed and make minor changes such as settingrepparttar 147013 priority, changing frequency, etc.

Then upload this file to your site as sitemap.xml torepparttar 147014 root directory of your server i.e. where you have your homepage. Then notify Google Sitemaps of your XML file and you're in business.

Of course,repparttar 147015 only drawback, if you constantly add pages to your site you will need to also add these pages to your XML sitemap file. This won't be much of a problem unless you're daily adding pages to your site - then you will need something likerepparttar 147016 PHP or Python generator to do all this for you automatically.

Google is stillrepparttar 147017 major search engine onrepparttar 147018 web so getting your pages indexed and updated quickly isrepparttar 147019 major reason to use Google Sitemaps. If you want your site to remain competitive it's probably repparttar 147020 wisest route to take.

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A Simple White Hat Technique To Get Indexed By Google

Written by Satyajeet Hattangadi


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There are however several Free Third Party scripts and tools available.

1)Softplus GSiteCrawler: This is a windows software and is extremely easy to use.It has been coded in Visual Basic 6.0.

http://johannesmueller.com/gs/

2)SiteMaps Pal: This is a online service that generatesrepparttar sitemap for you.It has a limit of 1000 links. So if you web site has more than 1000 links, this won't work for you.

http://www.sitemapspal.com/

3)Google Sitemap Generator: This is another free online sitemap creator.This service lets you crawl sites 3 levels deep and limitsrepparttar 146727 number of links to 400.

http://www.my-google-sitemap.com/

4)phpSitemapNG from enarion: This is a php script that you need to upload torepparttar 146728 root of your web site andrepparttar 146729 script generatesrepparttar 146730 sitemap file onrepparttar 146731 server.

It also lets you submitrepparttar 146732 sitemap to Google by clicking a link.

The drawback of this script is that you will need to upload it to each of your sites and it also doesn't recognize subdomains.

http://enarion.net/google/

5)Google Sitemap Generator for Dreamweaver: This dreamweaver extension by George Petrov lets you quickly create Google Sitemaps for your dreamweaver sites.

http://www.dmxzone.com/ShowDetail.asp?NewsId=10538

6)Google Sitemap Generator for WordPress: Here is a plugin for wordpress users

http://www.arnebrachhold.de/2005/06/05/google-sitemaps-generator- v2-final

7)SecretSpider generator: This is a paid software priced at $97. Its advantages are that it also lets you gziprepparttar 146733 xml file thereby making it smaller in size.

http://novasoft.secretspid.hop.clickbank.net/

So, go ahead and make your website more Google-friendly.

Satyajeet Hattangadi is the Owner of Novasoft Inc http://www.novasoft-inc.com/products.asp, creators of Adsense Cloaker http://www.AdsenseCloaker.com, a unique php script that hides your adsense ads from the robots and helps prevent de- indexing by yahoo.


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