| 5:06 am on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
It has been my experience that site maps that are nothing but pure links tend to end up with a PR0.
| 5:23 am on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|It has been my experience that site maps that are nothing but pure links tend to end up with a PR0. |
I have no idea why, but with no links during the beginning of Esmerelda, a client's Site Map went to a PR5- same as index page.
Has never fluctuated since...and I've installed the beta toolbar. Still PR5.
All other internal pages are PR4. Any ideas on what is up with that?
| 5:27 am on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Have you seen Google's Site Map:
Site Map [google.com]
I try to make the site map have some useful text...
| 7:10 am on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
My sitemap has maintained a good PR for the last couple of years (even through the dominic/esmerelda saga) and has nothing but links on it.
Every single link is an internal link, so perhaps this has something to do with it.
Site-maps are a good tool for helping the bots find the darkest deepest recceses of your site.
| 11:20 am on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
My site map, all links, has the PR I would expect, one less than index page.
I believe that a site map should be mostly (if not entirely) links, so do not really see where the problem might be.
| 11:25 am on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I can only back everyone up here, I have a sitemap with well over 200 links on it with a PR one below the root index.
| 1:13 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Hmm. Has anyone ever seen a Site Map that is equal to Index page PR? The site map on the site I refer to is actually a "cliff's notes" version of the website with first couple sentences from each page (just 24) under the link.
It's a nice page, but I don't want Google to take it over the index page like they did last 3 months.
Why the heck would it show a PR = to index with no links? Odd...
| 1:42 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
> Has anyone ever seen a Site Map that is equal to Index page PR?
Of course you cannot know the exact PR of a page since the toolbar only shows an integral value.
Assuming the toolbar truncates (rather than rounds):
Index page "real" PR 4.3, sitemap page "real" PR 3.6, you see toolbar PR of 4 and 3, respectively, and say all is normal.
Index page "real" PR 4.9, sitemap page "real" PR 4.2, you see toolbar PR of 4 for both and wonder what the hell is going on.
| 2:02 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Why not slap a little relevant site text on your site map. Never know when it might draw a visitor or two.
I've determined that my site maps get a lot of visitors, many from within the site, so I consider the site map design to be second most important to the home page. A page full of nothing but links will probably add to the dismay of a visitor who is lost or is having trouble finding what they are looking for.
And to keep with the thread, non of my site maps have a prO, but none of my site maps are only a list of links.