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How To Create Google Sitemaps In 7 Easy Steps

Posted Date: Oct 18th, 2008 14:04 | Hits: 773
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In case you haven't heard of Google Sitemaps (BETA), it is a new program set up by Google to encourage webmasters to create a special XML-format sitemap file for Google to spider through. If you go through the official page, you will find yourself boggled if you are not very good at programming.

Thankfully, here's a very simple method for you to create such a sitemap in 7 easy steps so you don't have to spend $97 on some software that purports to do the same thing automatically. You betcha, people are charging a premium for doing the thing which you can without taking out your wallet.

So, to create a Google sitemap:

1) Create an xml sitemap at http://www.sitemapspal.com.

2) Simply type in your url address and click submit.

3) Copy and paste the code into a new HTML file and save it as sitemap.xml.

4) FTP it to your host.

5) Go here to log in if you already have an account: http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/login using the same username and password as you would to log in to GMail. Ask for invitation.

6) Inform Google about your sitemap location using the HTTP request, like this: www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml.gz and wait!

7) After 10-24 hrs, do your URL search on Google.com. Index page should be picked up.

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blackberry  May 23rd, 2009
Thanks a lot.

Nelson Tan  Oct 19th, 2008
There's no fixed number of times and it's pretty subjective. One things for sure: the more often you cultivate/update your site's content, to increase its readership value and thereby get more visitors, the more frequent the spiders will follow suit. For getting more pages indexed, blogging is the most effective approach since it is a dynamic content archiving system that is search engine-friendly. Static HTML pages, being only 'one' page alone, is passe.

Wincer Song  Oct 19th, 2008
one question, how often does google spider index your pages? only once?


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