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WordPress Sitemap Generator

In 2005, Google introduced the XML sitemap format, and in 2006 it was adopted by Yahoo, Bing, and Ask. This gave publishers a standard format to follow for creating one sitemap that the top search engines could use. You can find specifics about the protocol at www.sitemaps.org Because blogs can become very large, a sitemap is often needed to ensure that the major search engines can locate, crawl, and index each individual web page. However, creating a sitemap by hand every time you make a new blog posts gets very boring and redundant. Thankfully, a WordPress plugin called Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress takes all the work out of maintaining an up-to-date sitemap. Once the plugin is correctly installed, your sitemap is automatically rebuilt each time you make a new post. Not only that, the plugin also pings the major search engines to alert them that you have updated your sitemap and added new content. This should bring the search-engine spiders to your site, and then direct them to your newly added Web page or pages. This plugin makes getting your Web site fully indexed by Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask incredibly easy. The more pages you have indexed,… Read More »WordPress Sitemap Generator

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