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Old 1st September 2006, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default Google sitemaps - xml version

I've just made a text verson of the sitemap for Google, but they request progressing to an xml version. I don't know how (!) and it would really help if anyone could post (or PM) the url of such an xml sitemap for me to look at, then maybe I'll work out how to do my own. Thanks.

I get the impression my sitemap.txt version doesn't tell Google when a page is updated, but an xml version will

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When you can automate, automate. I found this tool when I first learned about Google sitemaps: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ The site says that they also do ROR files (whatever those are and plain text and html site maps for your site. I don't have anything to do with their company other than being a user of the tool.

I notice this morning when I went to locate the link that they also offer a pro version for larger sites.

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Here is one you can take a look at http://www.loudcommerce.com/loudcommerce.xml and maybe even a smaller one at http://www.coreybryant.org/siteinfo.xml will be helpful. There are a lot of sites out there that will create them for yo ike Google Sitemap Generator.

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Default automate creation of Google sitemaps

Corey - thanks, I'll take a look at your example sitemap.

Jay - xml-sitemaps looks brilliant! I should have guessed someone (or a program) would do the job for me. I only have about 400 urls (!) but even editing them into a file is a chore, and the text version doesn't include creation dates, so Google don't automatically re-crawl your updated pages.

Nice work guys


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