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how can i create a simple site map

creating simple site maps

     
4:23 pm on Aug 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I want to create a simple site map for my website. It is all just html pages so it should be fairly easy. I think I've confused myself with the navigation myself......lol
Each page has the same hierarchal navigation as well as links to other pages and external links.

Should I include all the external links in the site map?
Also I'm not sure if I should repeat all the hierarchal links in each section as they are present on each page. Or if I do that then I could be just repeating myself.

I've started a site map in a word doc as I rough guide and it looks too big if I include the hierarchal links.

Any one have any suggestions?

4:33 pm on Aug 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Typically a site map should have a link to every page that is on your site, of course this depends on the size of the site.

I have worked on sites where we built a site map of site maps as there thousands of pages. This can typically happen in the travel industry.

7:21 am on Aug 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The default site map can allow the crawler to entire site. If you want to restrict the spider to view some of your web page, you can use the allow and disallow comments at the site map. Site maps are the links used to guide the crawler.
9:00 am on Aug 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If you want to display your sitemap as a navigation element, then its best to use some kind of Javascript sitemap. It will gradually expand the further down the tree the user is browsing. Other sections will remain collapsed, helping to preserve space on your pages.

Why not try a google for javascript sitemap?

 

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