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KarenHudgins




msg:816148
 6:49 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello,

There has been some discussion lately within our office regarding site maps. After noticing that several newer pages were never added to our map, we're updating our site map. My question is should only major pages be included in the site map or should all Web pages be included? Additionally, if we have PDF documents that are available online, would be also include these in the site map? Any insight you could give would be much appreciated. Thank you.

 

msgraph




msg:816149
 8:59 pm on Jul 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

It all depends on how many pages your site contains and how you want to "help" your visitors and/or search engine crawlers.

If you have a 50 page site for example then you might as well list all of the pages.

If you have a large site with thousands of pages then perhaps list the sections, sub-sections, and popular/important pages or articles.

One idea is to check popular or well ranked sites on the web to see how they have their's set-up. Get a feel of what would be best for your site, your visitors, and the search engines.

Few examples

[google.com...]
[news.yahoo.com...]
[microsoft.com...]
[sony.com...]

Gargen




msg:816150
 5:07 am on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

i have no real idea how large my site is all i know is that i have 2 750 page sitemaps and i will be doing a third soon, idoubt it will affect in any way how many pages you have google will probally crawl all of them in time and index the ones it likes

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