Thursday, September 15, 2005

Google and Yahoo version of Sitemap

Google Sitemap

Google has announced sitemap program with “beta” tag. This
service is free and cool. With this service, you can list all of the
URLs of a web site for inclusion in the Google index. Just you have
to do is to create an XML file according to specification of Google
and put it on your site (Home directory is preferred location). Don’t
get afraid by the “XML” as you don’t have to create
a complex xml file. Sample xml is given below.






can add as many URLs as you want. Google also provides the status of
your submitted sitemap. You can even submit your sitemaps for web
pages that are designed for mobile devices.
It’s not long
time google has launched this service (nearly starting of this
summer) as “beta” but many tools are available in market
to generate the XML sitemap file automatically. Google Sitemap Gen is
such a tool which is free. Visit for more information. Go to to know more about Gooooogle site map.

Yahoo version of sitemap

has its own simplified version of a sitemap for crawling and
indexing. You can also
provide the location of a text file containing a list of URLs, one
URL per line, say urllist.txt. Compressed versions of sitemap are
also recognized (e.g. urllist.gz). Sites with crawlable urls may
benefit from using the multiple URL submission option at Yahoo rather
than the Search Submit paid inclusion.

It's important to note
that inclusion is not search engine optimization (SEO more
popularly). But it’s important when a part of your site in not
index. In this case it’s natural that you will generate more
traffic for your site.

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