I have one on all my sites, but theire very new. I’ve noticed pages are indexed alot faster now that it’s there. I still have lot’s to learn about them, but I did read if your site is spammy in nature, that google may be using your map to learn about that ” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />
Sitemaps seem to be good for getting your pages indexed in Google and for letting them know when a page has been updated. If you are asking if they help you in ranking better, I would say no.
Thanks for the replys… but I heard that Google might punish you for sitemaps.. dunno why but I read it… “Spammy by nature”? I dunno, im no blackhatter or anything
check my site and see if there is any “spam” in it.. its on norwegian though:
So what you think? Shuld I add a sitemap or not? :notify:
Google seems to be pushing to have a closer relationship with webmasters, they aren’t launching programs like sitemaps to “catch” people. As long as you are a webmaster on the up-and-up, running a useful site, Google wants you in their directory. It only makes sense for Google since the more webmasters trust them and have access to valuable tools (ie: Analytics), the more likely webmasters are to increase their spends on AdWords.
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