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Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« on: April 17, 2013, 12:23 »
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I was wondering about a sitemap for my webshop. Is it necessary to submit one to Google or other search engines? Would it help with getting indexed properly, and if so, what pages should I include or exclude?

I already have a simple sitemap for my normal website (illustration portfolio) but if I generate a new XML sitemap (for my webshop), it gets stuffed with all kinds of urls.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 12:29 by Noedelhap »


« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 18:14 »
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sitemaps do make a difference in getting your site indexed by google - don't worry about the extraneous urls -- google will just not index them

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 18:17 »
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Thanks.

I did remove all unnecessary urls and items, now I have a clean xml file :)

THP Creative

  • THP Creative

« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 20:24 »
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yep, submit one for sure. Will speed up indexing and help google 'find' the pages on your site.

jareso

  • Boris Jaroscak
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 02:14 »
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I always include all URLs in my sitemaps that my website's system generates and I leave it up to search engine to decide whether it will include them in it's index or not. But be sure to set proper "priority" and "changefreq" in your sitemaps.

Code: [Select]
<changefreq>weekly</changefreq>
<priority>0.9</priority>

Such as set high "priority" (eg.: 1.0) for those pages of your website that are important for you, such large image preview pages, and set low "priority" (eg.: 0.1) for just some miscellaneous search results, etc.


 

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