Are sitemaps important ?

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Are sitemaps important ?
« on: 05-19-2010, 05:35:19 »
Surely google is clever enough to index all your pages by just following all of your sites links. Does it really speed up or help with spiders crawling your site ?



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Re: Are sitemaps important ?
« Reply #1 on: 05-19-2010, 05:49:27 »
Yes, of course.
Sitemaps are very important not only for Google but for other SEs also.
If you have some pages 4-6 clicks from main page, it can take some time to get indexed.
Sitemap helps you and SEs to index quickly your pages.

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Re: Are sitemaps important ?
« Reply #2 on: 05-19-2010, 05:59:32 »
I used to think that sitemaps are really important to get listed by google faster. But I recently cam eacross a very interesting article that talked about.
Why don't you have a lookie here http://searchengineland.com/36-seo-myths-that-wont-die-but-need-to-40076

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Re: Are sitemaps important ?
« Reply #3 on: 05-19-2010, 13:22:43 »
Up till this point I've always heard that sitemaps are tremendously important to your website to get ranked higher. I just never saw how. I do believe that google encourages them though.

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Re: Are sitemaps important ?
« Reply #4 on: 05-19-2010, 15:04:12 »
I used to think that sitemaps are really important to get listed by google faster. But I recently cam eacross a very interesting article that talked about.
Why don't you have a lookie here http://searchengineland.com/36-seo-myths-that-wont-die-but-need-to-40076

Thanks for sharing that article, it seems that sitemaps are not as important as one would really think.


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Re: Are sitemaps important ?
« Reply #5 on: 05-19-2010, 16:47:08 »
Google certainly recommends them but how much quicker you get indexed by having them is an all together different factor. To be on the safe side i'd certainly recommend using them.

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Re: Are sitemaps important ?
« Reply #6 on: 05-19-2010, 16:55:51 »
I don't see any harm in using the google sitemaps. I certainly use them and if it helps me with google, heck, count me in I'll do it! There's no downside so why not.

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Re: Are sitemaps important ?
« Reply #7 on: 05-20-2010, 04:05:44 »
Every time that I've added this to my my website I've found that google indexes the websites much faster, when compared to not using the sitemaps.

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Re: Are sitemaps important ?
« Reply #8 on: 02-27-2013, 06:28:58 »
Hello Friends,

Using site maps has many benefits, not only easier navigation and better visibility by search engines. Sitemaps offer the opportunity to inform search engines immediately about any changes on your site. When you have a site map and submit it to the search engines, you really less on external links that will bring search engines to your site.

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Re: Are sitemaps important ?
« Reply #9 on: 02-27-2013, 13:38:19 »
yes there is a need of sitemaps for our websites especially when you want your site articles listed in Google News search and your videos in Google Video search
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