Just a quick question, i have an xml generator, I know i generate the xml sitemap for google then add it to my google sitemaps account, however does this xml sitemap have to be linked to from anywhere on the site?
If i make a standard html sitemap which is linked to, is there any set format, as long as I use an xml one aswell will it be ok?
but when you go to sites that have a google xml sitemap (you can tell by the way it shows in google) they do not link to the xml one they link to a standard html one, thats why im checking if its important to link to the xml one
Hi, I would also like to know how to do this! I have a .xml file with my site map but my site just shows the main page and the contact page on google, I would like it to show a list of all my pages plus a quick discription of each page like some sites do on google is this possible, how do you do this?
Get a Google Webmaster account, generate and tweak your Google site map file and upload! That's all there is to it - the upload area is within your Google account.
BTW, your original post doesn't specify your site map tool is specifically for Google, which is probably causing some confusion within your thread. I was confused. Hence why I linked to a tool I use. But it's still a useful tool, so I'll keep it in this post.
thats not what im asking i know how todo that you register for google sitemaps, stop hijacking my post, im asking a completely different question about where to link to it
I'm sorry I did not realise that this was not what you were asking, no need to loose your temper
I had never heard about linking the actual site files to the sitemap and as I have already regestered for sitemaps, I presumed that this was necessary in order to get this working.