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June 4, 2005

Google Sitemaps and Movable Type

Niall Kennedy shows how amazingly easy it is to make a Google sitemap for your Movable Type blog.

Niall’s sitemap template and his clear instructions demonstrate the massive advantages of having a site run under a content system like Movable Type when it comes to outputting any new XML or HTML formats. To do this in an unmanaged yet content-rich site could prove daunting, putting it mildly. With the potential Google Sitemaps have to tell the Google spider every page you want it to index, and when it should come and re-index new or updated content, you can bet any SEO experts and addicts worth their salt will get their own and clients’ sites sitemapped-up no matter how tedious the process. But the cool 30 second answer provided by Niall must surely further enhance Movable Type’s allure as a site-wide management platform in the commercial web space, way out ‘beyond the blog’. After all, when Push comes to Pull, better shove than get pulled any time, en’t it?

Posted by Iain Stewart at 4:02 PM in movable type and search engines and web
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» Google SiteMaps for Movable Type - now with correct Last Modified dates from Anders Jacobsen's blog
The two other stabs at creating Sitemap templates for Movable Type don't take into account that you might want to assign different priorities and scan frequencies to your entries (as described here), as well as correcting 'Last Modified date' to includ... [Read More]

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Cameron at http://www.cbulock.com/2005/06/sitemaps_-_latest_update.html has built on Anders Jacobsen's suggestions - see the trackback above - with a sitemap template that includes Categories and Monthly Archives.

Posted by: Iain Stewart [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 7, 2005 11:17 AM

what google sitemap?

Posted by: kevin at June 14, 2005 10:09 AM

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