by TG12
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Just how important is having a sitemap and linking it to your Google Webmaster Tools Account?
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    A sitemap is a MUST. Linking it to Google Webmasters Tool is not necessary.
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  • Profile picture of the author DesignWizz
    It's a must.

    Google will use it to spider all your pages, in turn getting them indexed faster i find.
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  • Profile picture of the author peopleforsearch
    A site map sitemap is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for web design, or a web page that lists the pages on a web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion. This helps visitors and search engine bots find pages on the site. so it is useful for user in traversing the website easily. If we upload a sitemap.xml to the tool server then search engine's boat can also traverse your website easily. Linking to webmaster account is of great worth.
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  • Profile picture of the author smileverse
    It's not a mandatory thing to do, but it's a recommended thing. If we submit a xml sitemap to the google webmaster tools, then the google crawlers can easily know our website and its pages. So, that crawlers can do it's duty more effectively.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    What are the types of sitemap available, such as, xml. Which one is the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author WebsiteBegin
      There's really no downside to using a sitemap. It's great for SEO value and is free. So there's only positive outcomes to be expected.
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  • Profile picture of the author krsone
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    • Profile picture of the author WebsiteBegin
      Originally Posted by krsone View Post

      In my opinion its not really neccesary in well coded website. I have many websites w/o sitemap thats 100% indexed and have 1st position in google.
      Why not have one, though? It's not like it costs money or anything. You're getting free SEO value. That's never a bad thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author mbitsol
    Sitemap is Compulsory and its good for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author bitdoze
    Sitemaps was really important back in the days when Google used them to crawl your site faster.
    Now it is more used for statistics indexed over un-indexed pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author JPRoss
      Originally Posted by bitdoze View Post

      Sitemaps was really important back in the days when Google used them to crawl your site faster.
      Now it is more used for statistics indexed over un-indexed pages.
      I agree. If your site is well designed where the search engines can easily crawl all of your content, you don't need one. I don't believe that there is ANY SEO benefit to a sitemap. I don't have one on my main site and google crawls and indexes it all easily. But maybe I'm wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author christinejones
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    Sitemaps make it much easier to figure out a website’s theme and they are extremely important due to the adoption of sitemaps by the web-crawling search bots.
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