How do you submit your sitemap to Google?

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  1. bigleftie

    bigleftie Junior Member

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    Google provides several options for submitting a Sitemap.

    Are there any known benefits to using one over the other?
     
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    I use XML Sitemaps plugin in wordpress to make my 2x sitemap links (the tar.gz compressed one which google seems to love, and a regular .xml sitemap)

    In addition i include my blog rss feed, and if I have news inclusion approval, i add the news sitemap

    If i have video, i provide the video sitemap as well
     
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    @mastershake - excuse this noob question but what is a video sitemap and how do I find mine?
     
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    I use SharePoint Designer 2007 - Does it support sitemap creation?

    It is interesting that you imply that Google has a preference (tar.gz over .xml). Is this your opinion, or a published fact?
     
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    FWIW: I just used an online tool at AuditMyPC DOT com

    A one minute instructional video helped me create my site map in under a minute.

    Kudos to the guy that made it available!
     
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    you could get the specs for building your sitemap on sitemap with the org tld; i use a wordpress plugin to automatically generate mine; you could submit it through webmaster tools
     
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    I am about to start some blogging to promote my site using the Link Push approach. I'm guessing WP is the way to go (based on everything I've read here).

    Assuming I will have to download it from somewhere, what is the WP plug-in you use?

    P.S. I apologize if that question doesn't make sense - I have only read about WP thus far, never seen or used it.
     
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    If I check my site using site:mysitedomain in Google, I do not see all of my pages indexed. It is missing my Privacy Policy (who cares) and one of my specific pages.

    If I check in Yahoo!'s site explorer, I only see 2 pages.

    I have 8 pages on the site, 4 of which I want indexed.

    Using Google's Webmaster Tools, I looked at the sitemap.xml and verified that all of my pages are accurately included. Google says 9 pages were are submitted and 6 are indexed.

    How do I get Yahoo and Google to re-crawl my site and update the links?
     
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    thanks
     
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    The online tool I mentioned above is Auditmypc.com's sitemap generator

    Not only was it easy to use, they have a very informative page about submitting sitemaps, re-submitting sitemaps, the different formats, etc.

    As a newbie myself, I expect other newbies will find it helpful and educating.

    Enjoy!