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Google... one of Internets MOST powerful search engines recently announced a new FREE service that makes it easier for you to improve your websites coverage within Googles index through its NEW collaborative crawling system.
On down side though, Google does not 'Guarantee' immediate inclusion, But, is still good news for those of you who have just finished building a website and are ready to submit to top search engines.
So, what's this NEW service called that Google just released?
It's called "Google Sitemaps".
The real cool thing about "Google Sitemaps" IS it accepts RSS(Real Simple Syndication) and Atom feeds with .XML extension as one of accepted formats for submitting your websites Sitemap for inclusion in Googles index.
This is just one of four formats Google accepts and is one that I'm going to use for rest of this article to show you how to generate your own .XML sitemap of your website for inclusion in Google.
It's real easy to do so don't worry about it being to complicated.
So, with that said, lets go to Step #1.
Step #1. Sign up for "Google Sitemaps".
This step is easy, simply follow link provide below and sign up for a Free account. It should only take you a few minutes to do, then once your done, come back here and go to Step #2.
Go to: http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/login
Step #2. Generate your .XML sitemap.
In this step your going to generate a .XML sitemap for your website using a Free online sitemap generator.
This Free online generator will build you a sitemap up to 500 pages. If you have a larger website with thousands of webpages you'll have to use a paid service and/or software to generate yours.