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Search Engine Optimization => SEO Basics => Topic started by: captaincaveman on 05-19-2010, 05:35:19

Title: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: captaincaveman 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 ?

Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: Sevam 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.
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: jean12 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
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: robq 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.
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: samg 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.
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: welshboy 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.
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: alexmike 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.
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: jackking 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.
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: RichardSmith 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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Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: dema ba 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
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: Cathrine on 02-28-2013, 00:19:31
        A site map helps you in planning your site before you even start creating it.When your site is completely new  and does not  have a  good amount of back-links,a sitemap  should  be used.The most important reason  a site map  is indispensable is because  it helps  the visitors to understand  the site structure and layout and thus,quickly gain access to what  your site has to offer.
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: Kathy1 on 02-28-2013, 00:35:12
With submit sitemap you get shortly index in google. According to me this is vital issue so please add sitemap in your site. For better result.

Best of luck. :)


 
Title: Re: Are sitemaps important ?
Post by: jeffmarlon on 03-12-2014, 04:57:59
Yes definitely. Through sitemaps, you are not only giving a straight path to Google to crawl your pages efficiently but also the visitors can review all the pages if he finds all in a single place.