Pinging search engines?
« on: September 08, 2009, 11:20:36 PM »
Hello, I was wondering what the generator does in terms of notifying search engines of an update? Does it even ping any of them? If so, when, and which engines?

Thanks!
Re: Pinging search engines?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 11:24:12 PM »
Yes, it pings Google, Yahoo, Live, Ask and Moreover.
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Re: Pinging search engines?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 11:45:35 PM »
Yes, it pings Google, Yahoo, Live, Ask and Moreover.

Does it do this automatically, or do I need to set it up somewhere?
Re: Pinging search engines?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 11:57:53 PM »
It pings search engines every time sitemap is created. There is a special setting in configuration for that, this setting is enabled by default.
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Re: Pinging search engines?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 12:10:23 AM »
It pings search engines every time sitemap is created. There is a special setting in configuration for that, this setting is enabled by default.

Oh, I found it. Thanks!
Re: Pinging search engines?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009, 09:33:22 AM »
What URL does it sent to the ping?

Obviously domain.tld/sitemap.xml

But which field in the config file?
Does it use xs_smurl ?
I will want it to send domain.tld/sitemap.xml and not server.mydomain.tld/domain/generator/sitemap.xml
Because of this never being explained or being told to make sure my sitemap URL is domain.tld/sitemap.xml I have avoided using this great feature.

Thanks

Rob
Re: Pinging search engines?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 12:53:10 AM »
It sends URL as you have it defined in generator configuration, "Your Sitemap URL" setting.
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