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A limited test on if the submission of sitemaps affect crawlers coming to your site.
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from PPCblogger 3991 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Useful for sites which need to get stuff indexed quickly.Google has been doing this for ages with blogs from their rss/feeds allowing them to keep things minty fresh.Does this really help though for a real website with millions of pages - If the architecture is crap the pages still won’t rank no matter how quickly you get the page indexed.

from IncrediBILL 3990 Days ago #
Votes: 2

For starters, without a sitemap submissions, why in the hell would Google waste bandwidth keeping minty fresh current with a low value PR 2 site? It wouldn’t, which is why the premise of the article is flawed in the first place.Secondly, the RSS feed on the authors site, where the test was perfomed, claims to be using Feedburner which Google also uses to quickly locate content, which also takes about 30 minutes to locate the new page.Therefore, creating a new post and submitting it via a sitemap is meaningless when it’s also submitted via feedburner as you have no proof which mechanism cause Googlebot to crawl the page.IMO, it was feedburner that located the content, not the sitemap, because the PR 2 site probably isn’t queued up for that fast of a crawl with or without sitemaps.

from vikramerra 3989 Days ago #
Votes: -1

yah,i agree with sitemap can be cause crawlers.yhank you for posting this information.

from Feydakin 3989 Days ago #
Votes: 0

@incredibill, and then you have the ping list that should be in place for yet another way for the site to be index quickly.. I have blogs that hit Google blog search in under 30 minutes all the time and not a sitemap to be found anywhere near them..

from Feydakin 3804 Days ago #
Votes: 0

very limited and not very scientific method. Just circumstantial evidence with inaccurate conclusions imo.

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