Site Map - How important is it as alink?

1 Oct 2008 - 4:57am
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Shankar, Ravi
2004

smartest way for a person to know where each of your website's pages are
locate. With the help of a sitemap a user does not need to go around
your website trying to search the information he requires. A simple look
at sitemap will show him the page and a click will take him there. This
is simply just the single use of sitemap

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In my opinion - when your site's architecture and navigation are
brilliant, you don't need to prepare site map.

You don't need even if they're just OK.

BUT in some cases, when I just HAD TO find specific document inside
of complicated site - site maps was the last "life belt" for me. So
- unless you are completly sure that your site will not grow fast in
it's lifecycle - making even automatic site map should be proper
decision.

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1 Oct 2008 - 10:07am
bminihan
2007

A 'destination page' site map may be useful for spiders to crawl,
but two of the biggest engines (Yahoo and Google) don't even require
normal folks to get to it. Instead, you can point them to XML
versions of your site map and keep them out of the navigation flow if
you choose not to offer them on your site.

Not that it's easy to build such a beast, but if you want the
benefit of site maps for SEO purposes, but want to remove it from
your nav, you still have options, at least for some search engines.

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