Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Submitting a Sitemap to msn, Yahoo, Google, Ask


Sitemaps can be easily added to Google by using this link: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

Sitemaps can be added to msn, Yahoo!, moreover.com and Ask.com by using this URL:


For example: http://www.sitemapwriter.com/notify.php?crawler=all&url=http://techrecipe.blogspot.com/atom.xml

At this moment XML sitemap support Google, Yahoo!, Ask.com, MSN (Live.com) and Moreover.com.

Also, the location of the Sitemap can be specified using a robots.txt file to help search engines find the Sitemaps. To do this, the following lines need to be added to robots.txt:

Sitemap: [your_sitemap_url]


Yahoo had announced this on their blog - http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000437.html/


All search crawlers recognize robots.txt, so it seemed like a good idea to use that mechanism to allow webmasters to share their Sitemaps. You agreed and encouraged us to allow robots.txt discovery of Sitemaps on our suggestion board. We took the idea to Google and Microsoft and are happy to announce today that you can now find your sitemaps in a uniform way across all participating engines. To do this, simply add the following line to your robots.txt file:

Sitemap: http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml

Please provide the complete URL for your Sitemap on this line. We will pick it up wherever you put it in your robots.txt file. This directive is not specific to user-agent. If you have multiple Sitemaps, you can point to your Sitemap index file on this line.



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