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Is site map required to boost SEO on ecommerce site when there are more than 50k products?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by s14blackhat, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. s14blackhat

    s14blackhat Registered Member

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    I wanted to combine this post with the previous one but I think I am asking two separate questions.

    I currently don't have a sitemap since I am not using any site map software.

    If I really need one, do you have any good site map application to suggest?
     
  2. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    Having a sitemap is always a good idea as it enables google to effectively crawl your site. You don't need software if you're using something like Wordpress. Just go to plugins and search 'sitemap'. I use 'Google XML Sitemaps' by Arne Brachhold. Simple and does the trick. Once you've installed it, your sitemap address will be example.com/sitemap.xml
     
  3. tribias

    tribias Newbie

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    jamesjk1,

    I will try the generator you suggested. However, how do you recommend generating a sitemap for a video gallery site? I have more than 200K individual pages with embedded player, it sounds to me it wouldn't be technically feasible to include every single one as the size of the sitemap file would get into the GB range.
     
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    vpeersz Regular Member

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    However, I think you really should generate a sitemap
     
  5. skyflash

    skyflash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    A sitemap is always good to have when it comes to both SEO and to build a user friendly website, if you have a wordpress website then a sitemap can be generated automatically if you use a plugin such as Yoast SEO, or another sitemap generator plugin and most of them will generate the sitemap dynamically.
     
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    Shikhajarial Newbie

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    Site-map work like a index for your sites. Site-map create a index for your webpages. With the site-map search engine easily find the particular page which searched by user as a search query. It can boost the search engine rankings of your website.

    If you create site map for your website then it will be helpful for crawlers because when crawlers come to your website some webpages lost in the absence of sitemaps so create sitemap so that crawlers can crawl your whole website in appropriate way.
     
  7. cburton81

    cburton81 Elite Member

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    I just read an article today on google support that was talking about the importance of a site map when it comes to helping google index your page faster.
     
  8. mindlesswizard

    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    Sitemap plays an important for google bots but however it doesn't really help to boos your store. Sitemap helps google spiders to reach your pages easily which may result in indexing those pages . But it is not compulsory that those pages has to be indexed by google.