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Mar 15th, 2005, 11:48 AM
Sitemap interpreted as Spam?
Iím concerned that our sitemap may be interpreted as spam due to the large number of repeated terms used. We had originally created the page so that Google and other engines would have a static page to jump from on a largely dynamically created site. Should I be concerned? Please take a lookÖ
Any comments, criticism, etc. would be much appreciated
Last edited by Jasontnyc; Mar 16th, 2005 at 06:11 AM.
Reason: removed live link
Mar 15th, 2005, 12:03 PM
No, I think that page is just fine. I don't think anyone would look at that site at determine that its spam, and the way I figure it, a search engine algorithm better be less critical than the human eye (in most cases).
Mar 15th, 2005, 12:23 PM
Looks like an overoptimized sitemap (even though not intended).
A better approach would be to split up the sitemap in multiple pages and point each of them from your home page
Sitemap 1 2 3 4
Its your call.
Mar 15th, 2005, 12:27 PM
I know nothing of SEO
Making this up as I go along...
Make sure when doing your sitemap that before all your links you have a good body paragraph describing your linkage ie. Here is our sitemap / site-map to help you navigate our website and a closing paragraph as well so you have other than just links on that page.
If All your links where off site to different websites that would affect you negitively but since all links are internal I think the search engines will just see this as a better way to update your site.
If you do those two things I don't see how a site map could ever be percieved by a robot as spam.
Mar 15th, 2005, 09:13 PM
I wouldn't worry about it, it doesn't seem something that search engines could consider spam, in my opinion.
Iím concerned that our sitemap may be interpreted as spam due to the large number of repeated terms used.
Anyway, I would follow Google's advice and I would reduce the number of links on the same page, producing two or three different pages for the map.
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Mar 16th, 2005, 05:43 AM
I agree... Also take a look at big companies sitemaps lol
Originally Posted by LowLevel
I remember apples sitemap being HUGE... could have changed though
Mar 16th, 2005, 08:28 AM
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