Sally_Stitts - 2:06 am on Oct 11, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Sally_Stitts at 2:14 am (utc) on Oct 11, 2011]
... would you put a link somewhere on one of the primary pages so Google can find sitemap.txt
I don't think that is even necessary. If you go Webmaster Tools, and click on "Site Configuration" at the top, and then "Sitemaps", you can input your site map directly.
I don't know how strict they are about a naming convention. I would imagine that /site-map.txt might be OK. But why try to name it something obscure, unless you are trying to hide it. /qwerty1.txt might even be OK, since you are telling them the name, and that it is a site map. But I am not sure about that. If someone really wants my sitemap as text, they can always copy my html site map, and strip it down.
I did remove a link to sitemap.txt from my sitemap.html file, because only Google and Bing have a need to see it. So, I have NO link to sitemap.txt from my site.
[edited by: Sally_Stitts at 2:14 am (utc) on Oct 11, 2011]