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Where do you submit your sitemap?


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Hello,

 

I've been looking on the web and throughout this forum. Sitemaps are a huge thing in search engine submission and SEO. I've submitted my sitemap to the BIG 3. (Google, Yahoo, Live Search) They have influence or power over the smaller ones.

 

I want everyone who will to share their thoughts and ideas about their experiences with sitemaps. Me for example, I installed the Google XML Sitemap Contribution by Chemo & Dynamic Sitemap. One thing that happened was my indexed pages with Google was cut in half. I went from over 12,000 down to 5200. I guess I violated some kind of duplication policy. I decided to remove Google XML Sitemap Contribution by Chemo. Dynamic Sitemap will create a sitemap compatible for most search engines not just Google.

 

So, where do you guys submit your sitemaps? For what other good uses could we implement our sitemaps?

 

Please share any comments, advice or experiences you've had.

 

Thanks for reading.

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you can submit to yahoo sitemap service

Please read this line: Do you want to find all the answers to your questions? click here. As for contribution database it's located here!

8 people out of 10 don't bother to read installation manuals. I can recommend: if you can't read the installation manual, don't bother to install any contribution yourself.

Before installing contribution or editing/updating/deleting any files, do the full backup, it will save to you & everyone here on the forum time to fix your issues.

Any issues with oscommerce, I am here to help you.

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Thanks for your responses.

 

web-project: I already submitted a sitemap to Yahoo! Site Explorer. In fact, I just got it processed and authenticated yesterday.

 

pedgette: I'll give Ask.com a try. It wouldn't hurt, Thanks for the url! I did search for it. Didn't find it.

 

 

Last week, I was receiving almost a 100 hits a day for about 3 days from Yahoo! organic search. Then it stopped. I don't know what happened.

 

Another Question. After you submitted your sitemaps how long did it for you to receive some indexing?

 

Thanks for your replies!

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I added my sitemap to ask at the beginning of February. It looks like I only have my index page added which was probably already there. I'm not going to get my hopes up about them, but hopefully my site will be fully crawled soon.

 

Google seems to be the quickest to get my pages indexed while using the Webmaster tools from them. I have all of my pages on there between their main and supplemental index. Yahoo is good as well. There is usually a google bot or yahoo bot within my Who's Online page for part of the day.

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You can ping ask.com's sitemap too by using this syntax

 

http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=ht...com/sitemap.xml

 

thank you for the link.

 

The Google Base is generate the sales for one of my ecommerce store

Please read this line: Do you want to find all the answers to your questions? click here. As for contribution database it's located here!

8 people out of 10 don't bother to read installation manuals. I can recommend: if you can't read the installation manual, don't bother to install any contribution yourself.

Before installing contribution or editing/updating/deleting any files, do the full backup, it will save to you & everyone here on the forum time to fix your issues.

Any issues with oscommerce, I am here to help you.

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I think Yahoo, Google, Ask and Live Search are the only ones that accept sitemaps at this moment. Dogpile and Gigablast compile data from them. Altavista and All the Web are powered by Yahoo and AOL is powered by Google. Lycos is powered by Ask. Infoseek is now Go.com. A9.com is an Amazon company.

 

My conclusion about these smaller search engines that they are by-products of the bigger ones. But While I'm speaking of search engines I located a website that offers free information about seacrch engines searchengineguide.com. Has lots of info that could help us.

 

If anyone locate another standalone search engine, please let us know.

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I got an idea. And please tell me what you think. I searched this forum for research on www.ineedhits.com. There was not much comment about this service but no complaints either. The only thing that raises an eyebrow about this service is they charge you for faster listing with Google. Google charges nothing and starts crawling your site almost immediately and starts indexing in days for free. So that is a waste of money.

 

On the other hand, Yahoo charges for paid inclusion and they list your site in a reasonable amount of time. Ineedhits.com offers a paid inclusion service to Yahoo!'s entire search network for a small fee. I'm not sure if it's worth it not that I've submitted my sitemap to them. But do they crawl your entire site using this service?

 

Here's my idea. I've submitted my sitemap. I'm thinking about using the site's (ineedhits) paid inclusion service for the annual fee for one year. By that time, my site should be well listed and well ranked so I wouldn't need that service any more.

 

Tell me what you guys think.

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