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    Sitemap submission in yahoo?


    Is it possible to submit a sitemap in yahoo also?
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    http://www.seo-scoop.com/direct_link.cfm?thepost=482

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    Fantastic, we may get indexed by Yahoo at last.

    Does MSN and Altavista have anything similar?

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    Wonderful, I hadnt seen that before!
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    As far as I know, MSN doesn't have a sitemap feature like Google but you can submit RSS feed in the meantime for a similar effect. Not sure about Alta Vista though.

    Check out the post:
    http://forums.seochat.com/t42182/s.html
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    Yahoo Site Map Experience


    Has anyone had any results from creating a Yahoo site map?

    I am optimizing a site and Yahoo has not picked up a bunch of pages that were created a couple of months ago. The site has been around for a couple of years and is well established. The pages are linked well throughout the site (off the navigation and site map) but I cant seem to get these pages picked up in Yahoo.

    Thinking submitting a Yahoo site map will help with this. Does anyone have any experience with this?

    Thanks,
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    I don't think it is gonna help your site in terms of ranking. It might help increasing your site saturation by Y!.

    You can write down all of your URLs in a .txt file (say sitemap.txt)as;

    Code:
    http://www.yoursite.com
    http://www.yoursite.com/sitemap.html
    http://www.yoursite.com/about.html
    http://www.yoursite.com/products.html
    http://www.yoursite.com/services.html
    http://www.yoursite.com/contact.html
    Then upload your sitemap file to your server and login to your Yahoo! account and go to the following page to submit your sitemap URL

    http://submit.search.yahoo.com/free/request
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    One thing to keep in mind with Yahoos "Sitemap" - it's a ONE TIME submission, it has almost nothing in common with Google Sitemaps (which is a more dynamic approach, to find new pages as they come). Yahoos Sitemap will give you the same results as taking each URL and putting them into the free submit-site form manually.

    Google Sitemaps is dynamic, the files are polled by Google 2-4x/day and Google acts really fast upon changes once a site has enough "value". Imagine you have a site of 1000 URLs, if you add 2-3 or change a few, using Sitemaps you can direct Google to those new/changes URLs directly, without having to wait for Google to do a full crawl again. Pretty cool stuff, I wish all SEs had that!
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    No problem


    good stuff...let me know altavista and yahoo use the same search crawler for crawling....known as inkotomi so if u get indexed in yahoo u get indexed in altavista
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    A text sitemap submitted to yahoo has got indexed by yahoo and is visible when i search using site:domain.com
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    Originally Posted by born2optimise
    A text sitemap submitted to yahoo has got indexed by yahoo and is visible when i search using site:domain.com
    Thats cool -- yesterday I saw Yahoo show search results from an API-query in the same search results - recursive search results (can't find the query at the moment though)
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    Originally Posted by softplus
    Thats cool -- yesterday I saw Yahoo show search results from an API-query in the same search results - recursive search results (can't find the query at the moment though)
    i do not want a text file (http://domain.com/sitemap.txt) to get indexed cause that page may give my competitor an idea of all the pages in my site.
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    Originally Posted by born2optimise
    i do not want a text file (http://domain.com/sitemap.txt) to get indexed cause that page may give my competitor an idea of all the pages in my site.
    Uhm, *scratches head* - anyone can look at your site and see what your have in it, right? Where's the difference? Or anyone can take a simple crawler to your main URL and let it rip, it's a quick job (depending on the size of the site :-))...

    BUT - since the Yahoo URL-list is a submit-once file, you can safely delete it after submitting it. You do not need to keep it online. It is only read once when you submit it (at least for the sites that I have managed).

    Put it in your robots.txt if you want to try to get the search engines to ignore it (I hope you aren't linking to it :-)). As long as it isn't in the cache everywhere already, you should have no problems with just deleting the file.

    Cheers!

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