Friday, June 5, 2009
Search engine submission(Sitemap)
|In my last post I told you about the sitemap, now I tell you about the sitemap submission.|
By submitting Sitemaps to a search engine, webmaster's is only helping that engine's crawlers to do a better job of crawling their site(s). Using this protocol does not guarantee that web pages will be included in search indexes, nor does it influence the way that pages are ranked in search results.
If the Sitemaps are submitted directly to a search engine, it will return status information and any processing errors. The details involved with submission will vary with the different search engines. The location of the Sitemap can also be included in the robots.txt file.
Must remember that, the be the complete URL to the Sitemap, such as: http://www.domain-name.com/sitemap.xml.
This directive is independent of the user-agent line, so it doesn't matter where it is placed in the file. If your website has several Sitemaps, this url can simply point to the main Sitemap index file.
Here is another one most important thing you should remember about the sitemap;
Sitemap files have a limit of 50,000 URLs and 10 megabytes per sitemap. Sitemaps can be compressed using gzip, reducing bandwidth consumption.
You also have some benefits of the sitemap.
Site maps can improve search engine optimization(SEO) of a site by making sure that all the pages are easily navigable.
It also act as a navigation aid by proving an overview of a site's content at a single glance.
Most search engines will only follow a finite number of links from a page, so if your site have a large number of links, the sitemap may be required so that search engines and visitors can access all content on the site.
So, I think the above info by me will help you somewhat while you go for on-page optimization.
If you have any quarries or something modern please voice your own opinion!