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Is submitting a sitemap to Google a Requirement For Better organic Rankings??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Happygirl1112, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Happygirl1112

    Happygirl1112 Newbie

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    Hi, am new to adult affiliate marketing and was trying to improve my search rankings...At present my website appears way behind the so called long tail. When I did a site status check on Google, "It said that though your site is indexed by us, we do not know all about the pages of your site. You can submit a sitemap to tell us more"

    Now I am not sure about this coz they want me to add in a piece of their code. Also, when i checked some other competitor site they had something called "Google Site Verification" code in their source code? Is this really necessary??.

    Any insights/comments on this are highly valued
     
  2. rinrin

    rinrin Registered Member

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    If you find that google does not index all your pages after sometime, I think submitting a sitemap may help. It basically just tells google bot which pages to crawl. But from my experience, just by backlinking all the pages that I want to rank is enough to let google know which pages to crawl.
     
  3. eforestal55

    eforestal55 Registered Member

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    how do you find out if your pages are indexed
     
  4. Realign02

    Realign02 Regular Member

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    I'll put it this way, doing so won't penalize you. As rinrin said, if you're having trouble getting indexed submit it but from personal experience it doesn't make any difference in rankings.
     
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    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    eforestal55 do this simple technique but use yahoo and not google as google doesnt show most of your indexed pages with this code in google and yahoo search
    site:www.yoursite.com

    this will list all your indexed pages
     
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    Realign02 Regular Member

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    Keep in mind Google doesn't show all links coming in. Yahoo is better to determine your inbound links.
     
  7. eforestal55

    eforestal55 Registered Member

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    so if i'm indexed in yahoo does this mean my site is automatically indexed in google. what if I wanted to check if I'm indexed in both google and yahoo. Will this method work for both.

     
  8. Happygirl1112

    Happygirl1112 Newbie

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    What I did was use the Google site status tool https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/sitestatus

    to check the status and the results said that though the first page was indexed by them the rest were not. My site has good rankings in yahoo but we are concentrating upon Google (You know why - 70% search market share!! and all that jazz).

    i don't think if you are indexed in yahoo, it automatically means that you are indexed with Google. Sad state though...but Google is big on collecting all your info as much as it can...personally I like my privacy a lot......That's the reason why am hesitating in creating a site map for Google solely