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My website is hosted on IIS server, can I generate a sitemap on windows, I downloaded Sitemap generator but couldn't able to understand how can a sitemap file .gz is generated. Can you please explain me how to generate and upload.
I'm not an expert with Google sitemaps, but I know they were good for me getting reindexed properly and quickly, which was why I'd suggested it to Guru, since he seemed desperate. I created my sitemap.xml by hand following the example given on the Google site. I never used a .gz archive at all in the process.
If your site is too big to generate a sitemap.xml by hand then you need to use a generator like the one offered by Google. I'm sure if you google on "google sitemaps windows generator" (without the quotes), you'll find a tool to generate your sitemap.xml using a windows tool, else you could use the perl script google supply as long as you have perl available to you.
As for archiving/zipping it into a .gz archive you'll need to use something that runs on Windows (sorry, I can't help you there... but I'm sure a google search would find you a tool to do that).
Lastly, just a file with a list of the (full) urls on your site is acceptable to Google sitemaps, if that all you can do.
There are other threads in these forums relating to google sitemaps if you a looking for any further assistance.