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Do I need to put a sitemap on my website?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by TPXDesign, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. TPXDesign

    TPXDesign Newbie

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    Hello, my website has only 5 pages, with only the main page that is indexed by Google...
    Do I need to put a sitemap.xml file to improve my SEO ?
     
  2. g0han

    g0han Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well theres no harm in doing so :)
     
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    bullsbears Regular Member

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    Sitemap goes a long way in helping bots to crawl the websites. This actually helps.
     
  4. Tosmekop

    Tosmekop Supreme Member

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    You don't need it, but if you only intend to have those 5 pages, you may want to go with the sitemap.
     
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    faisalasif Regular Member

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    Yes ! I think you should it is really helpful .
     
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    ca3orca Newbie

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    Putting a sitemap on your site certainly wouldn't hurt. It helps the search engine bots crawl your site more effectively.
     
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    Gogol Elite Member

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    Sitemap / rel next and previous tags. You need one of those, if not both. There's no harm if you do not use them, but indexing will be a lot more inefficient.
     
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    Yes, you should add xml sitemap to make your website more search engine friendly. It's hardly matter your website having 10 pages or 100 pages.
     
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    No need to put it on site.. you can just go webmaster tool submit it there
     
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    zz2crazy Newbie

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    It always helps and not difficult to do it.
     
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    We would recommend you to create a sitemap, no matter how many pages your website lists.

    If a site is well inter-linked, a sitemap will not give Google any new URLs. BUT it will still be useful for suggesting indexing priorities.

    For example if Google decides that it will index only 2 of your 5 URLs (that is quite an issue especially for new sites like yours), the sitemap will point out which ones you consider to be the most important.
     
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    The sitemap is useful only..so keep it with your site...
     
  14. MonitorBacklinks

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    You should have a sitemap, no matter the number of pages your website has. It will help your website be crawled more easily.
     
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    I agree to monitorbacklinks, sitemap very important - i have doing some research using heatmap that people actually do click on sitemap so sitemap not only for SEO purposes but also for user purposes.
    Always good idea to have good sitemap and keep in mind that you not only doing it for Google , but other search engine as well and this will help you for other crawler to crawl all your pages as well.
    if you are using GWT only then it will be only for Google, G is not the only search engine out there even though they hold bigger market but you need others as well
     
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    Yes we need both the sitemap's (HTML and XML sitemap's) XML sitemap is helps the bot to crawl our website easily... And also we should frequently update the sitemap's whether we put any new pages (for eg., we update any latest news in our site)....
     
  17. xrumerservers

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    I personally add a sitemap manually to google so links are indexed quicker.. Even still, I would say to add one.
     
  18. indegosolutions

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    You need it for sure.