Which is your favorite sitemap building tool.

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Hello members,

Which is your favorite sitemap building tool.

As everyone know that a sitemap is one of most important part of website. Sitemap is best method for submitting healthy links to search engines.

What I think one must go through a link analysis of website before building it. There are several tools which provide facility to build a sitemap. In my opinion we must build a sitemap manually, as we can clearly define meta data for each URL. Manual sitemaps takes too much of time particularly for large site with dynamic data, but this type of sitemaps really help in website optimization and search engine presence.


You can also create a sitemap with free tools . The drawbacks of sitemap built form software (tools etc) can include bad links to sitemap like 404 access denied, which can go against your website. One more thing, this type of sitemaps usually carries the website link of sitemap-generator host site. This is really bad.

Well I need a good suggestion. What is your preference, a manual sitemap or else.
Try to give some more alternatives.
Feel free to advice.

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Microsys
    I don't know what tools you have tried

    but sitemaps built using e.g. A1 Sitemap Generator (and quite possibly other sitemapper tools, but I can't say for sure as I don't know) will not include 404 error, 301/302 redirects, canonical, obvious duplicates (like folder/index.html and folder/), URLs that meta refresh redirect etc. (But it will show you such errors and where from where those URLs are linked etc. but it won't include such URLs in XML sitemaps.)
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I like GSiteCrawler for building sitemaps.
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  • Profile picture of the author bb785
    For wordpress, Google XML Sitemap Generator -http://www.arnebrachhold.de/projects/wordpress-plugins/google-xml-sitemaps-generator/
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  • Profile picture of the author Oswald Joshua
    If you are using wordpress, You can use sitemap generator plugin. Thats really easy and updates automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author thomco55
    i think if your site has an limited url then you can create site map manually. but in the product base site or eCommerce site has many urls.
    so use sitemap generator tool for that. this type of tool auto prioritized your website link and generate good sitemap.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielthomas
    I always use .xml-sitemaps.com to generate XML sitemaps for my site.
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    • Profile picture of the author ensightglobal
      Originally Posted by danielthomas View Post

      I always use .xml-sitemaps.com to generate XML sitemaps for my site.
      Yes this site gives too many options for creating sitemap like server response time, priority setting, update etc. It gives always better result in terms of sitemap.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    My Favorite is WonderWebware. Its really great. I will recommand it just for those who use vps or dedicated servers.
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  • Originally Posted by ShivJaiswaL View Post

    Hello members,

    Which is your favorite sitemap building tool.

    As everyone know that a sitemap is one of most important part of website. Sitemap is best method for submitting healthy links to search engines.

    What I think one must go through a link analysis of website before building it. There are several tools which provide facility to build a sitemap. In my opinion we must build a sitemap manually, as we can clearly define meta data for each URL. Manual sitemaps takes too much of time particularly for large site with dynamic data, but this type of sitemaps really help in website optimization and search engine presence.


    You can also create a sitemap with free tools . The drawbacks of sitemap built form software (tools etc) can include bad links to sitemap like 404 access denied, which can go against your website. One more thing, this type of sitemaps usually carries the website link of sitemap-generator host site. This is really bad.

    Well I need a good suggestion. What is your preference, a manual sitemap or else.
    Try to give some more alternatives.
    Feel free to advice.

    Thanks.
    Hi ShivJaiswaL,

    I prefer auto-generated sitemaps. Well, mainly because they're more convenient to use, and they are generated automatically.

    I personally use the Yoast Wordpress Plugin because it includes sitemap generation. This saves me from having to install a separate sitemap plugin, and it works really well.

    http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/
    It has several other benefits as well. In the words of Yoast:

    While there are other WordPress XML Sitemap Generators out there, they don’t talk to your SEO plugin. Meaning that if you noindex a page, preventing it from showing up in Google, it might still be in your sitemap. They also don’t allow you to keep certain taxonomies out of your sitemap. This plugin does. And, to boot, it makes your XML Sitemaps look good by using an XSLT stylesheet on them, so humans can read them too.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShivJaiswaL
      Originally Posted by The Mysterious Marketer View Post

      Hi ShivJaiswaL,

      I prefer auto-generated sitemaps. Well, mainly because they're more convenient to use, and they are generated automatically.

      I personally use the Yoast Wordpress Plugin because it includes sitemap generation. This saves me from having to install a separate sitemap plugin, and it works really well.

      WordPress SEO Plugin
      It has several other benefits as well. In the words of Yoast:
      Thanks for smart reply.
      Yoast Wordpress Plugin is awesome. But it slow down the website speed.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShivJaiswaL
      Originally Posted by The Mysterious Marketer View Post

      Hi ShivJaiswaL,

      I personally use the Yoast Wordpress Plugin because it includes sitemap generation. This saves me from having to install a separate sitemap plugin, and it works really well.

      WordPress SEO Plugin
      It has several other benefits as well. In the words of Yoast:
      thanks Sir, SEO Yoast is one of the best plugin for SEO. But you can't edit the meta data of sitemap provided by yoast.

      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    Wordpress: Google XML Sitemap Generator
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  • Profile picture of the author mark07
    In my wordpress site i using sitemap plugin which is really easy to setup. Here is the link for your help: WordPress › Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (with sitemapindex, multi-site and Google News sitemap support) « WordPress Plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author jmae SEO
    If you have a membership on WebFire (WebFire - Get Instant Free Exposure on Page 1 of Google), they have a great sitemap tool. They also have and SEO Inferno tool through which you can take care of all your on-site SEO at once (yes it's as awesome as it sounds!).
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  • Profile picture of the author jking1
    IMO, A1 Sitemap Generator. I have tried Yoast WP Plugin but its slow down my website speed. I have personally check loading time so I'm not recommended it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Girin Jackson
    I used Google site map generator.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    I have used XML sitemap generator, and most people use it as it is free. I was quite impressed with it. It really works well, and generated a proper sitemap for my website.
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