what if website does not have XML sitemap

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anandiphone

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what if website does not have XML sitemap
« on: March 17, 2012, 05:17:56 AM »
What happened if we don't have any sitemap.xml for a website.

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 09:33:27 AM »
If website does not have XML sitemap it matter for SEO point of view for google and other search engine. With use of XML site map, it becomes easier for search engine to index all your pages quickly. For the website where pages got updated on daily base, it is good to have XML site map.

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 03:27:39 AM »
Google sitemap is a way to tell Google which pages of your site you want to index. You just write the url in a text document (you can do a much sophisticated by using a xml document), name it "site-map.txt" and upload it to your root directory. That way you can maintain your list of url, and if you have to submit them again, it will be easier instead of going to the Google "submit-a-link" page and do it for every url.

If you don't have XML sitemap for your website then you will miss out some of the benefits like:

- can't get a better crawl from Google, since you have not told it which pages to crawl
- can miss reports on how you get traffic from Google
- will miss report on how your page is viewed by the Googlebot

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 05:19:48 AM »
XML sitemap is helpfull for search engines so that they can easily crawl your site links.in seo terms it is required .

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 03:26:48 AM »
Thanks for posting such a great information. I have researched a lot on this topic.

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 07:43:02 AM »
Check this article to learn more about sitemaps including XML sitemaps:
http://www.microsystools.com/products/sitemap-generator/help/website-sitemap-kinds-comparison/
MicrosysTools.com | Website and SEO Software for webmasters | A1 Sitemap Generator, A1 Website Analyzer etc.

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 02:09:19 AM »
Yes, an Xml site-map normally helps to make sure that bots discover all the links which may not be discovered in their general crawling process!

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 01:26:02 AM »
you've built your website and put it up online for the world to see. You have put your sales information, made an exciting offer, you have nice graphics and are just waiting now for people to find your site and buy your products. part of the puzzle is a small file you put on your website called a "sitemap". There is also another form of this sitemap that you need to have on your page. Simply put it serves the same function as the html sitemap but is directed specifically to the search engines.


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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012, 02:53:11 AM »
Google sitemap is a way to tell Google which pages of your site you want to index. You just write the url in a text document (you can do a much sophisticated by using a xml document), name it "site-map.txt" and upload it to your root directory. That way you can maintain your list of url, and if you have to submit them again, it will be easier instead of going to the Google "submit-a-link" page and do it for every url.

If you don't have XML sitemap for your website then you will miss out some of the benefits like:

- can't get a better crawl from Google, since you have not told it which pages to crawl
- can miss reports on how you get traffic from Google
- will miss report on how your page is viewed by the Googlebot
Yes i totally agree with you.Thnx for sharing these good points and importance of sitemap.....:)

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 03:42:51 PM »
Then create  ;D no worry about that create a site map and upload it.

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2012, 08:33:16 AM »
if do no submit sitemap do not index proper your pages

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 09:47:01 AM »
Then search engine will not be able to crawl the website pages if you don't have xml sitemap. XML sitemap is necessary very necessary.

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Re: what if website does not have XML sitemap
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2016, 01:54:33 PM »
Google (search engines) uses SITEMAP.XML to know when your site is updated and what links and structure it has , so it is important for you to have SITEMAP.XML for proper website indexing.

 




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