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    XML sitemap

    My flash games portal has an "old-style" sitemap listing all the games and the pages on the website.

    I was wondering if building a XML sitemap would really help with Google ranking or not, any opininions?
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    Davide "m3xican" Coppola - Lowpoly Studios founder | AskFlashGames owner
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    Quote Originally Posted by m3xican View Post
    My flash games portal has an "old-style" sitemap listing all the games and the pages on the website.

    I was wondering if building a XML sitemap would really help with Google ranking or not, any opininions?
    It won't help in google ranking that much but it helps google to reach each and every link so its advisable to make it.
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    I've never noticed an impact in search rankings, but it helps search engines keep up to date with your content. For instance <changefreq> will alert search engines to crawl your pages for updates at intervals; as chauhan said, a sitemap will also help every page on your site get indexed. In my experience <priority> hardly makes a difference.
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    I am agree with "chauhan". Sitemap provides a path to spider to craw all links available on websites. Sometimes spider not able to crawl inner pages of website but if you have create xml file then it will help it to reach on inner links easily.
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    thank you

    Well, it seems a XML sitemap is useful, but not essential, so I added it to my TODO list, but with a low priority.

    Thanks everybody for the replies!
    Davide "m3xican" Coppola - Lowpoly Studios founder | AskFlashGames owner
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    I have submit my sitemap to google for about 1 month, there is no index yet...
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    Google can accept Sitemaps in a number of formats, but I recommend creating a Sitemap based on the Sitemap protocol because the same file can be submitted to the other search engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emarketingchina View Post
    I have submit my sitemap to google for about 1 month, there is no index yet...
    Have u submitted it via Google Webmaster Central?
    Davide "m3xican" Coppola - Lowpoly Studios founder | AskFlashGames owner
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    no it will not, a site map will just let google to crawl your website more easily.
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    if you want to index your webpages just create an sitemap and upload it on google webmaster tool
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    Website sitemap are two types One is HTML sitemap and second one is XML sitemap. now we can explain here only XML sitemap.


    XML sitemap are created in website only for search engine point of view because sitemap is a table of content of all the web pages that way when crawler move in your website then your all the webpages are going to index by Search engine crawler and for this your website domain value are going up in search engine eyes.
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    Creation of an XML sitemap won't improve your website's Google rankings directly, it rather makes your communication as a webmaster with Google easier.

    An XML sitemap is an accepted format that Google comprehends best (contrary to HTML). It's a file that lists all the pages you want to show up in SERPs with info on how frequently you actually update them. BTW, there are tools that make the job easier, e.g. WebSite Auditor which comes with a built-in XML Sitemap Generator
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