Guest Posted June 5, 2005 Share Posted June 5, 2005 The experimental Google XML sitemap service was announced on 2 June 2005 and represents a huge development in terms of crawler technology. This contribution is designed to create the sitemap XML feed per the protocol specification delineated by Google. WHAT THIS CONTRIBUTION DOES This contribution creates a sitemap index file and also 2 additional sitemaps (products and categories). It is designed to be run via CRON (primary and preferred method) and also browser as needed. Once the XML feeds are created a store owner should only submit the sitemap index which points to the product and category sitemaps. WHY SHOULD A STORE INSTALL A GOOGLE XML SITEMAP? ...because Google wants to experiment with the service as a means to improve their search result quality. Any time Google wants to experiment I'm in... NOTES The code is THOROUGHLY documented so that other developers can jump on and help. I put a huge amount of time with the documentation on this one so hopefully I'll get some help with future development. ...besides, having quality code AND quality documentation is just sexy :) DOWNLOAD Google XML Sitemap Feed - by Chemo Enjoy! Bobby Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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