"Priority": I don't think it should be the same on all URL's.
« on: September 07, 2007, 01:42:13 AM »
The config file allows me to set "priority" for my site. However, it sets the same priority for ALL URL's.

If I understand the search engine documentation correctly, this option should reflect the importance of each individual page (URL).

So, do I have to set the priority in each URL contained in the "sitemap.xml" file every time I run the sitemap generator?

Or, once I set the priority for each URL, in that file, will the generator understand that and retain my edits?

The same question applies to "change frequency"

Thanks,
JK
Re: "Priority": I don't think it should be the same on all URL's.
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007, 03:43:40 AM »
Hello,

the basic "priority" setting is used as the "base value", while you should use "Individual attributes" option to emphasis or lessen specific sets of pages on your site.
Re: "Priority": I don't think it should be the same on all URL's.
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007, 08:31:00 AM »
OK, that makes sense.

The example under individual attributes is listed as below:

page.php?product=,2005-11-14,monthly,0.9

I do not fully understand the   "page.php?product="   part of the string.

I assume it would be something like
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for my site. Sorry, I have not used php strings before.

Is there a file that lists each URL in this format, such that I could edit it and then cut and paste?

If not, perhaps it might be a suggestion for a future  upgrade.

Many thanks,
JK
Re: "Priority": I don't think it should be the same on all URL's.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007, 01:25:51 PM »
Hello,
Code: [ External links are visible to forum administrators only ]
page.php?product=,2005-11-14,monthly,0.9 this code will be applied to ALL "product" pages like page.php?product=1 or page.php?product=23 or page.php?product=453 etc.

For your case the code would be:
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index2.html,2005-11-14,monthly,0.9