Saturday, July 17, 2010

How To Submit Blogger Sitemap To Google,Yahoo,Windows Live,Bing And Ask


A sitemap is an XML file that lists the URLs for a site. It allows webmasters to include additional information about each URL in their site, when it was last updated, how often it changes, and how important it is in relation to other URLs in the site. This allows search engines to crawl the site more intelligently. Sitemaps are a URL inclusion protocol and complement robots.txt, a URL exclusion protocol.

Sitemaps are particularly beneficial on websites where:

* some areas of the website are not available through the browseable interface, or
* webmasters use rich Ajax, Silverlight, or Flash content that is not normally processed by search engines.

The webmaster can generate a Sitemap containing all accessible URLs on the site and submit it to search engines. Since Google, Bing, Yahoo,MSN and Ask use the same protocol now, having a Sitemap would let the biggest search engines have the updated page information.

Sitemaps supplement and do not replace the existing crawl-based mechanisms that search engines already use to discover URLs. Using this protocol does not guarantee that web pages will be included in search indexes, nor does it influence the way that pages are ranked in search results.

Sitemap Protocol is based on xml tags.Here is a sample sitemap that includes all optional tags

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9
http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd">
<url>
<loc>http://example.com/</loc>
<lastmod>2006-11-18</lastmod>
<changefreq>daily</changefreq>
<priority>0.8</priority>
</url>
</urlset>


Submitting blogger blog sitemap to google is easy. Below youtube video explains it clearly.



For submitting sitemap to bing, paste the below URL in your browser after replacing blogname with name of your blog.

www.bing.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?siteMap=http://blogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml


For submitting sitemap to yahoo, paste the below URL in your browser after replacing blogname with name of your blog.

http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/updateNotification?appid=SitemapWriter&url=http://blogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml

and

http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/ping?sitemap=http://blogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml

For submitting the sitemap to Windows Live paste the below URL in your browser after replacing blogname with name of your blog.

http://webmaster.live.com/ping.aspx?siteMap=http://blogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml

For submitting the blog to Ask paste the below URL in your browser after replacing blogname with name of your blog.

http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://blogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml


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