Sitemaps?

misterDH asked 8 months ago
Is it good to have a site map on my site? I mean does SE hate or love it?
4 Answers
LadyHoldem answered 8 months ago
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 <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

~LadyH

webber286 answered 8 months ago
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.

misterDH answered 8 months ago
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:

http://www.epoker.no

So what you think? Shuld I add a sitemap or not? :notify:

webber286 answered 8 months ago
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.