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Use your sitemap to get listed on the Big 3 search engines

April 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Whilst going through my stack of feeds after my Easter break I came across an article on Threadwatch entitled Google, Yahoo, Live, Ask support Sitemaps auto-submission. In essence what it’s saying is that if you include your Sitemaps XML URL in your robots.txt file, it can now be read by all of the major search engines saving you time. The full news can be found on the Google Webmaster Central blog.

As one of the commenters over at Threadwatch says, it’s an interesting use of the robots.txt file which is, after all, designed to tell the search engines what not to index on your site but I see it as a step in the right direction in terms of making it easier for webmasters to get their content fully listed with minimal fuss.

It also means that you’re no longer needing to be bosom buddies with Google which some folks have particular issues with…

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