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Is it important to have XML site-map link on your site
kinley




msg:3985333
 5:27 am on Sep 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I have created an XML site map of our website for submission to Google Webmaster tools.

Is it required to have the XML site map "link" on my website then only it will be updated and cached by Google OR can we directly submit the map to Google and avoid having the link on our site?

In case we are submitting directly to Google, would it be updated automatically with the new pages/content OR will we have to submit time and again?

Thanks.

 

httpwebwitch




msg:3986077
 4:23 pm on Sep 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

I do not think it's necessary to put a link on your site.

The sitemap protocol suggests you provide the location of your sitemap in your robots.txt file

see: [sitemaps.org...]

Still if you're uncertain or concerned, it wouldn't do any harm to provide a link. Just hide it with CSS:
<a href='/sitemap.xml' style='display:none;'>sitemap</a>

kinley




msg:3986080
 4:26 pm on Sep 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks httpwebwitch :)

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