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Submit rss feed as sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools

In google webmaster tools,you can submit your feed as sitemap.Anyone tried?

     
8:14 am on Jul 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hello everybody,

I'm gonna go straight to the point. In google webmaster tools, under subscriber stats there is an option to submit your rss feed as a sitemap. I wanted to know if anybody else tried it, since I am having a hard time finding more information about that.

Did you benefit from it? Positively or negatively? After how much time?

Thanks a lot for all your answers. :)

3:12 pm on July 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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From my point of view the more ways you help Google to discover your urls the better you will be. If your site is already interlinked and has alot of other sites linking to it you probably will not notice any significant benefit. If you are a new site that is trying to get Google to better index your urls, you will probably see a more noticeable benefit.

Keep in mind that simply submitting sitemaps & feeds to Google will not get you traffic overnight. It is just one step in a long journey to achieving rankings and traffic from Google. Good luck.

8:41 am on July 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I've never tried this.

If you have an actively updated site then I could see the RSS feed being a simple way to notify Google of addition to your content.

However, if your CMS is pumping out RSS feeds for you, then it would be fairly trivial for it to simultaneously push out an updated sitemap as well.

11:31 am on July 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I generally submit RSS feeds in Google as RSS is more frequently updated than the sitemap (once a month) in my case.
Moreover, in blog setups I definitely submit the RSS as this is the simplest way to keep the Google updated by new additions.

As Goodroi said this is just one of the steps in long journey to conquer the SERPs

9:27 am on July 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi
1 you definately get benefitted with this as it helps to give information to robots about all the webpages.
2 I also helps to index pages in a very less time.
U can use
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website to generate a sitemap automatically.

If any help u require pl mention
Regards
indian Dietician
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[edited by: bill at 1:53 am (utc) on July 25, 2009]
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