• Brian Jensen

    Hi Rick, very informative resource here on Sitemaps. Another quick way to guarantee that search bots find your XML Sitemap is to list it at the bottom of your robots.txt file. Your robots.txt file is the fist stop for any search bot to get instructions on what pages and directories are available for crawling and indexing. By adding your Sitemap at the bottom of your robots.txt file, spiders will quickly follow the link and proceed to parse the pages of your site available for crawling and indexing.

  • http://seoandy.com/ Andy Kinsey

    Great Post, shame it isn’t hugely detailed for us SEO geeks and using ideas like splitting a sitemap and how that works best. But great overview post and nice insight

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    You’d be amazed at how many small business and site owners think the xml sitemap is the same thing as the sitemap link in the footer of their site. If you’re putting out a lot of fresh content you want to make sure the search engines find, crawl and index it as soon as possible, especially if it’s time sensitive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005298247472 Ravi Kumar

    Very good effort and listing mostly all sitemaps, but i have recently came to know about ROR sitemap, what it is all about..

  • http://www.facebook.com/kamal.vayu Kamal Chandran

    Good one Rick, the information particularly about the Bing’s automatic sitemap builder is very useful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ssubzero1 محمد فؤاد

    good article but its dont add any new

    y explain the ways we uses it

  • a1brandz

    I reached here to find something really new but did n’t find any thing new. Btw, thanks for making me revise the concept of sitemap.

  • alex miklin

    Great SEO article @Rick DeJarnette

    @alex_miklin

  • http://twitter.com/Guukle Lucas Bowen

    So you didn’t find any thing new ????? You just said you did!

  • http://twitter.com/Guukle Lucas Bowen

    Great piece Rick – only got to see it now via Linked. To me – perfectly summarized and to the point! Thanks for the share.
    @ those not finding golden nuggets here! Well I for one beg to differ but then again, keep in mind we are not all expert-alike! A true author should think of his audience at large and not just few sub-segments of it