How to use Site Map for Better Results in Search Engine Every other page of a website is linked by a site map. By linking a site map from your homepage shows that every page on your site is just a click away from the site map and that your homepage is just two clicks away. This makes it easy for spider to find the rest of your web pages. As we know, spiders locate new pages through the links already in their indexed list. So in order to get your web pages crawled by search engine spiders, you must link your web pages to other pages - the spider already knows of. However, until you have a small web site, linking pages to your homepage is not a good idea as it appears to be highly unprofessional and unorganized. Therefore, linking all other pages of your website to a site map and the site map to the home page is far more a better idea as it will get all the pages indexed. By doing so, your homepage does not get jumbled and all the pages of your web site are easily found and indexed. We have discussed the importance of linking to site maps from homepage. For better results, you must link every single page of your web site on the site map that makes it easy for search engines to locate your web pages via site maps if they fail to find your home page due to unknown reasons. To certify whether our web pages have been indexed by search engines or not, they themselves ask us to use site map for this very purpose. Apparently, Google itself has its very own site map program. Site Maps for huge sites Want a large web site? And wondering as to whether you must have a large site or one with numerous smaller site maps. This affects a number of other factors that are to be considered. Firstly, the quality of your link is one area that ultimately decides the intensity with which search engines index links on a page or the pages on a site. If any site has scarce incoming links, then making the page smaller and inserting less number of links on them sounds better. To be on the safer side, make it a point to set a limit of 101k of HTML code and a maximum of 100 links per page. As obviously, popular pages will easily get most of their pages indexed. Henceforth, if your site is less than 100 pages then creating a site map of less than 101k will prove to be profitable. And by being the only site map it will direct search engines to the entire site. The advantage of having one site map positioned under one domain is that, it permits search engine spiders to find and index your site without having to go over the entire site not less than two links beyond your homepage â€“ i.e. from the site map to other pages on the site and from the home page to site map. This makes finding a page on your site an easy task for search engine spiders. Your site map web pages need to be split up into small site maps. If for instance, your site map reaches up to 100 or more links or if your site map web page reaches 101k of file size excluding images then its time to split up. We suggest that from the homepage you link to each site map, for example, five links would be required from the homepage instead of one for five site maps. End result being that the spider reaches rest of the pages of your site by only going to the utmost of two links besides your homepage. If, due to any reason, you are not able to place five links on five site maps on the homepage then it is advisable to set a single link on the homepage that points to the main site map containing five links to the five minor site maps. This method demands that the spider travels three links deep into a site, indexing and locating all the website's pages â€“ a good sign. Therefore, link from all the site maps to all the other pages of the website and not just to the homepage. Semaphore Software has Strong Client Base for SEO Services in India, USA, UK and Canada. Semaphore has Expert technical staff for Link Building Services, SEM Services, Social Media Marketing Services and Search Engine Reputation Management Service.
Published on Mar 20, 2010
Published on Mar 20, 2010
Every other page of a website is linked by a site map. By linking a site map from your homepage shows that every page on your site is just a...