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Should you link to your own sitemap.xml file?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mollah, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    I know you should create a sitemap and submit it to Google Webmaster tools.

    But I've seen some people put in their footer a "sitemap" link that links to www.domain.com/sitemap.xml

    Is there a reason for/against doing this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i dont see any real reason for it to harm you... you may want to add rel="nofollow" on it so google doesnt pass any page rank love to it though! :)

    if you've submitted your sitemap to google and yahoo it seems kinda pointless, i maybe mistaken but i think the SE robots are designed to seek your sitemap.xml by default anyway... it maybe hearsay - as i havent actually tested it out to prove otherwise! :)

    hope that helps
     
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  3. origin

    origin Regular Member

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    There is no reason at all, most people provided Sitemap on their frontpage with generated static html file (more human friendly) and not xml version.
     
  4. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    I use a generated .xml file (WP plugin generated).

    So just delete the link from my homepage since G has a copy uploaded already?
     
  5. AdisLCS

    AdisLCS Power Member

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    I always add sitemap.xml to the footer, as it does not harm you but can provide easier access to other Search engines besides G.
     
  6. raotnv

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