Effect of new Google Site Map on SEO?
Posted 12 June 2005 - 09:22 PM
Has anyone played with the new Google Site Map?
If your site is already indexed and ranking well, is there any benefit to submitting the Google Site Map from an SEO viewpoint?
Posted 13 June 2005 - 07:12 AM
The idea seems to be to help sites that might be having troubles getting indexed.
Though, I have some doubts about the benefit of using an index page like this to help. Since the pages can't be found easily, and need an index, they may never get the type of ranking boost that text links to them might provide.
Posted 13 June 2005 - 09:11 AM
Otherwise, for a static site with little changes, SiteMaps is a useful as **** on a Bull.
Posted 13 June 2005 - 10:16 AM
Posted 13 June 2005 - 01:48 PM
I think Google has 2 real goals here - 1 (as always) to get more information about the web, the way webmasters build and think of their sites, and how sitemaps and web site architecture is done. 2 - To have a faster way to index some of the web.
Posted 13 June 2005 - 06:43 PM
Posted 13 June 2005 - 07:18 PM
Just from my own experience with a blog and feed, I got a PR=6 very quickly and Google seems to be keeping up with it.
So it may be good for a new site but perhaps not for an established one.
Some folks have said that it is really an advantage for Google in terms of speed in reading sites but not an advantage tot he established site.
Just some thoughts,
Posted 14 June 2005 - 11:08 AM
Not so bad after all.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 01:08 PM
There is no evidence that they will do this. But there is no evidence that they are not doing it.
People who are hoping to promote distinctive sub-sites may find their content all being focused toward a fraction of their targeted search expressions.
It will take time and experimentation, and people reporting problems in the forums, before we can really see what Google is up to with the site maps tool.
I would not recommend its use for a well-indexed site at this time.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 11:55 PM
Anyone have an idea for their business that hits all 3 of the above? Would anyone here need anymore than the above three to make the decision to implement a new intiiative, or would one need a conspiracy type reason to do it?
Posted 15 June 2005 - 02:27 AM
Hey, any one of those reasons are motivation. You could also chalk it up to improving PR, as in public relations.
Google's mptivation for SiteMaps is simple to understand: lower costs,better product, free publicity....
...Would anyone here need anymore than the above three to make the decision to implement a new intiiative, or would one need a conspiracy type reason to do it?
Posted 15 June 2005 - 02:37 AM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 10:50 PM
i think it is beneficial for especially forum sites. i have a forum and as you can imagine, there are lots of crap pages like lastpost.php, member.php, post.php...etc. But surely; the important pages are the thread pages (and their first pages).
i added a google sitemap and nowadays (almost 2 weeks after) i can see the benefits. my forums' hit increased nearly %25 more. i dont think this is becuase of seasonal factors or any other factor.
i dont think to add for my blogs coz google can indexing very well becuase of structure (only blog links, there is no any useless pages like memberinfo.php, lastpost, post, ...etc).
Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:51 AM
It's great to hear what a benefit you're seeing by using Google Site Maps. For a website structure such as yours it sounds like an important step to take.
Posted 30 June 2005 - 07:35 AM
Google sitemap should be beneficial in right websites (dynamic, forum, hard to index ..etc). At least, it is a "white hat SEO tool" by Google. lol
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