Web sitemap
« on: August 05, 2005, 08:36:27 AM »
Hello all!
Just a question about the sitemap..
Do I have to physically place any codes or html on my website's index page? ???
I did the uploading of the sitemap.xml to my public_html on my server so, all I don't know is, do I have anything else I need to do?  I am getting a ok for all my sites I submitt to the "My Sitemaps"
Thank you
Have a GREAT Day!
Re: Web sitemap
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2005, 01:29:02 AM »
Hi Georgianna,

you did all that is required :) - created sitemap, uploaded it and pinged google (added it in webmaster account)
The xml sitemap is for search engine bots only and you have them informed about it.

wbr, Oleg
Re: Web sitemap
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2005, 09:27:23 PM »
I am a bit confused on this....

I have a basic sitemap.html on my site. Once we add this sitemap.xml and submit to google, is it not a good idea to also have a html sitemap page for the site? It would seem to be a duplicate of information and I wonder if it would cause the site to be downgraded for duplicate data.

Re: Web sitemap
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2005, 01:22:30 PM »

no-no. Sitemap.html is ok and suggested! There is no need to link to sitemap.xml on your pages.
Re: Web sitemap
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2005, 05:48:25 PM »
Here comes another newbie question ???
I have a lot of sub domains. Some of the sub domains are page ranked. Do  I need to create a new file for each sub domain?
I tried just using the main url but the site map doesn't go right thru the site to include all the subdomains and all the related links etc.
Any clues anyone ::)
Re: Web sitemap
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2005, 09:43:03 PM »
Hi Ken,

according to Google Sitemap Protocol, the sitemap file cannot contain URLs from different (sub)domains. So, you should create a separate sitemap for each of your domains.