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im-joel

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linking html sitemap to xml sitemap.. yes or no?
« on: March 16, 2009, 09:09:43 PM »
Good afternoon =)

Any answer would be greatly appreciated! Let's say for all intensive purposes www. whatever .com has a standard HTML sitemap. Recently an XML sitemap has been generated and added to the site. The XML sitemap has of course been submitted to google tools, etc.

Would you say adding a link from the HTML sitemap to the XML sitemap is necessary? I would think it would be considering there is no other link on the website pointing to the XML sitemap. So obviously a spider could never find the XML sitemap unless it was manually submitted (ie: at google submitted via google tools).

Also when adding this link- would the spider get hungup on the XML sitemap and refuse to crawl the rest of the site once it crawls this XML document? Would the spider abondon the site because of the XML doc's structure once crawled?

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Re: linking html sitemap to xml sitemap.. yes or no?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 09:48:13 PM »
Hello,

there is no need to add link to xml sitemap on your pages. You should manually submit it to Google/Yahoo and you can put this in robots.txt file for any other search engine:
Sitemap: http://www.domain.com/sitemap.xml
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Re: linking html sitemap to xml sitemap.. yes or no?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 11:04:45 PM »
Admin,

Thanks for your response. So for confirmation, my robots.txt file should look like this, CORRECT?

User-agent: *
Disallow: /graphics/
Sitemap: http:// www. domain .com/sitemap.xml

Regards,
Joel

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Re: linking html sitemap to xml sitemap.. yes or no?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 01:39:00 AM »
Yes, that's correct.
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