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Why we use sitem.xml?

   
12:36 pm on Dec 13, 2012 (gmt 0)



What is the use of sitemap.xml? If we not use this file then there is any problem in seo.
8:26 pm on Dec 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The basic purpose of sitemap is to give robots a machine readable list of your site's pages that you want to have crawled and indexed. If you have no sitemap your site can still be crawled and indexed but it may take longer for all your pages to be found.
10:40 am on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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i've never used a sitemap.xml file on any of my sites

and i don't have a problem being indexed
11:01 am on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Maybe in the old days when robots couldn't read javascript, so there were links a human could see and a robot couldn't? But today if the page is so well concealed that google can't find it without help, you gotta wonder how your human visitors are finding it.

:: dashing off to foo because this has set off a line of thought ::
11:26 am on Dec 24, 2012 (gmt 0)



Sitemap a diagram of your webpages (links), easy way to find out all links for both crawler and user.
basically we are using .xml sitemap for purpose of fast indexing of our web pages from crawler.
12:44 pm on Jan 6, 2013 (gmt 0)



this file guide the google bot about the link structure o a website.
10:35 am on Mar 1, 2013 (gmt 0)



Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling. In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL