Msg#: 4033267 posted 6:08 pm on Nov 28, 2009 (gmt 0)
I would study the likely effect on PR sculpture before I did this.
I do have some sites that do very well and have html site maps. Some blog/cms apps have plugins to do this automatically and I have one site that is #1 for its target terms that uses a script that automatically creates a site map in Textpattern.
Having said that I would recomend that you either understand what you are doing and the possible risks.
Msg#: 4033267 posted 8:09 pm on Nov 28, 2009 (gmt 0)
Yes - even if only to give a site overview to your human visitors.
I use an automagical online sitemap generator that creates a bunch of Google/Yahoo-compatible XML file, a ROR file (allegedly compatible with any search engine), a plain text listing of all pages, AND a simple HTML file
The HTML file is populated with data extracted from the <title> tags and quite often (especially for sites that I am a bit slack in maintaining) it can be quite a 'surprise' to see how outdated the <title> tags are... As this is (or should be) the data used by Google in its SERPs, I think its well worth the minimal time and bandwidth