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Thursday, April 12, 2007 Update

I just wanted to add about the new features that were added to the sitemap protocol. I was busy in some other work so I can't do regular blog posting. Here are few updates of sitemap.

Recently, all the 3 search giants accepted for a common protocol for sitemap ( and now it was enhanced with the following features.

Sitemap Protocol in 18 Languages:

Sitemap protocol was now published with 18 languages. This will help all of them to understand the protocol in their own language and enhance their sitemap to get good output from it.

Informing the search engines about the sitemap:

Most of the search engines use robots.txt file, so it is easy for you to tell where the sitemap is live in your website. Just add the sitemap link to the robots.txt file as shown below,

Sitemap: now supports the common sitemap protocol:

Previously only Google, Yahoo and MSN accepted the common sitemap protocol. Now ASK joins the team. You can submit your sitemap in with the following URL,

Replace "SitemapUrl" with the exact sitemap URL

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At 1:46 AM, Blogger Lovely said...

Nice information, can we use sitemap on also ?

Best Regards
Eliena Andrews

At 11:52 PM, Blogger Matt said...


Why not! I have already added my sitemap to Google :)



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