XML Sitemap Url In Blog comments???

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Hello, I noticed one blog comment where there was a XML sitemap url instead if home page url.

What do you think about it, is it a useful practice for SEO?

Thank you!
#blog #comments #sitemap #url #xml
  • Profile picture of the author Matt Baker
    I haven't tried that but I think its OK to use that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bundberg
    It was a website that was ranking very high for high competitive keyword, this makes me think the url of XML sitemap was not used by accident.
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  • Profile picture of the author drewmcntyre
    I do not think that you can get higher rank with site map .xml. It is just an accident.
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  • Profile picture of the author gameutopia
    I accidentally entered a xml sitemap into a blog name field not long ago. I didn't do so on purpose. I was using firefox and it remembers links I have used. Sometimes the name field is not very wide and easy to see the full link url. I guess I must have selected the wrong one since I couldn't see it very good. Either that or firefox messed up a little on me. It could be on purpose or it could have been simply selecting the wrong link.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
    I read a few comments on how people use all the links on their site to help increase their presence when formatting backlinks, everything from articles to the About page. The person may have just added the sitemap as another internal linking structure.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bundberg
      Originally Posted by BigNorm View Post

      I read a few comments on how people use all the links on their site to help increase their presence when formatting backlinks, everything from articles to the About page. The person may have just added the sitemap as another internal linking structure.
      Yes indeed, that is a good practice, I f.e. submit most of posts on my site to different bookmarking sites.

      But doing a little research seems that guy is always using XML sitemap url when commenting and is doing great with the site ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author uumair
    XML is for search engine. It does not give back link. You dnt need to make links for it. Use homepage address
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    • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
      Originally Posted by uumair View Post

      XML is for search engine. It does not give back link. You dnt need to make links for it. Use homepage address
      That's terrible advice.
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      • Profile picture of the author 711gemstone
        Originally Posted by BigNorm View Post

        That's terrible advice.
        Can you elaborate on your post. I am not trying to be critical I just need to understand what you mean about the advicein the post.
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        • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
          Originally Posted by 711gemstone View Post

          Can you elaborate on your post. I am not trying to be critical I just need to understand what you mean about the advicein the post.
          You should always work on backlinking all your pages on your site not just the home page. I even backlink my About, Contact and Privacy pages for obscure keywords which I don't care to much about ranking for. There's two reasons why I do this.
          1. Shows the search engines the depth of my site. By adding my RSS feeds, About, Contact and Privacy Pages to my backlink campaigns it provides alternative portals for obscure low traffic keywords I target which may lead to phrase match rankings. And now I'll also add my sitemap to that equation.
          2. It stops the search engines from thinking I'm spamming my link all over the place.

          Not all internal links are created equal, but they all still can count for something.
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          • Profile picture of the author tiniljosephs
            It may be an accident...
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            • Profile picture of the author Bundberg
              Originally Posted by tiniljosephs View Post

              It may be an accident...
              Personally it is hard for me to believe it is accident because that guy is making about $1500 a month with Adsense with that site and the site is just 4 months old.

              Maybe the reason of using xml sitemap url in comments is to protect the Adsense account?
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  • Profile picture of the author stella689
    Hey,

    I haven't considered ranking of the site you saw the sitemap of in a comment and then only it seemed that it could be a good strategy, at least trying once will not harm anywhere. Thanks for posting the thread, I was wondering for some new strategies as these days don't know exactly why Google is dropping rankings as the site I am working for has dropped badly from page 2nd to 40th . Wondering if you could explain some most probable reasons because I did lots of research but didn't got any proper reason.

    Thanks anyways!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bundberg
      Originally Posted by stella689 View Post

      Hey,

      I haven't considered ranking of the site you saw the sitemap of in a comment and then only it seemed that it could be a good strategy, at least trying once will not harm anywhere. Thanks for posting the thread, I was wondering for some new strategies as these days don't know exactly why Google is dropping rankings as the site I am working for has dropped badly from page 2nd to 40th . Wondering if you could explain some most probable reasons because I did lots of research but didn't got any proper reason.

      Thanks anyways!
      Sometimes fresh content will get very high Google ranking and then it will disappear from search results. I saw you have a mobile phone review site, one of my sites is getting 5 unique visitors a day for keyword nokia n9 and I do not even know on what page that particular post is in search results. What I mean is, the people who look for mobile phones, are very active browsers and may browse more than 10 pages of Google search.
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