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Sitemaps

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:53 am
by ElChupacabra
I just saw the new Google seo handbook and i already know how to do a lot of the things that are in there with magic edit, like page title, h1/h2, ect. I am wondering though is how do I make a site map with magi edit? Is this something thats already been done or do i need to make the sitemap myself?

Re: Sitemaps

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:11 pm
by meierlemon
Sitemaps are easy to make. You can see the protocol on the sitemaps.org site (http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.php). Just create a file on your page called "sitemap.xml" and put the following code in it:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
   <url>
      <loc>http://www.example.com/home.htm</loc>
   </url>
   <url>
      <loc>http://www.example.com/about.htm</loc>
   </url>
   <url>
      <loc>http://www.example.com/contact.htm</loc>
   </url>
</urlset>


You need to update the links with the pages on your site, and make sure you use the full absolute URL of the page, not the local relative URL. You should make sure it stays updated if you make any changes to the site links and pages, though.

The links are the minimum you need to put in, but you should also put in the other optional information like the following example:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
   <url>
      <loc>http://www.example.com/home.htm</loc>
      <lastmod>2011-01-01</lastmod>
      <changefreq>weekly</changefreq>
      <priority>0.5</priority>
   </url>
</urlset>


All the options for the changefreq are in the link I put in above, along with the various documentation for each individual tag.

Re: Sitemaps

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:34 pm
by FozzTexx
Sitemaps are definitely pretty easy to make. meierlemon's description would definitely work. There are also some places out there that can spider your entire site and create the sitemap.xml for you. But you'd still have to maintain it if you added new pages, and content managers definitely aren't going to know how to do that.

Instead of making the sitemap.xml yourself, I have added automatic sitemap generation to MagicEdit. This is now a standard feature on all MagicEdit sites. If you go to /sitemap.xml on your site, the XML will be automatically created, including all of the repeat pages. It will also use any custom URLs that your content manager may have defined.

Enjoy!

Re: Sitemaps

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:38 am
by mediaflash
When we utilize the automatic sitemap, do we utilize the ME url or our specific domain's URL? i.e. mySite.free.magicedit.com vs. www.mySite.com

When I tried the /sitemap.xml it returned a 404. Is there another step I need to do?

Thanks!

Re: Sitemaps

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:27 pm
by FozzTexx
It doesn't matter what domain you use. It looks like there was an issue with the caching, it should be fixed now.

Re: Sitemaps

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:35 pm
by sandyhon!
I just checked the automatic generated site map for paradigmpestcontrol.com and it missed three pages. Here's what came up when I added /sitemap.xml to the domain name.

http://www.paradigmpestcontrol.com/faqs/11
http://www.paradigmpestcontrol.com/faqs/10
http://www.paradigmpestcontrol.com/faqs/8
http://www.paradigmpestcontrol.com/faqs/9
http://www.paradigmpestcontrol.com/faqs/3
http://www.paradigmpestcontrol.com/services.html
http://www.paradigmpestcontrol.com/faqs.html

I'm not sure what the difference is with the numbered faqs (perhaps its the newly added repeat regions?), but it's missing home, about and contact. Do I need to generate my own sitemap to have everything included?

Re: Sitemaps

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:17 pm
by Amylee
Guys I want to know about the sitemap that is, when we us create sitemap file then what should be frequency like Daily or weekly?