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scottaforbes@gmail.com
03-01-2006, 02:36 PM
I have done a site map in accordance with the instructions in this forum but does it look right to you

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
- (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/) <!-- This file is a ROR Sitemap for describing this website to the search engines. For details about the ROR format, go to www.rorweb.com. -->f(clean);
- (file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Scott/Desktop/ror.xml#) <rss version="2.0" xmlns:ror="http://rorweb.com/0.1/">
- (file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Scott/Desktop/ror.xml#) <channel>
<title>ROR Sitemap for http://www.dargdaffin.co.uk/</title>

<link>http://www.dargdaffin.co.uk/</link>

- (file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Scott/Desktop/ror.xml#) <item>
<title>ROR Sitemap for http://www.dargdaffin.co.uk/</title>

<link>http://www.dargdaffin.co.uk/</link>

<ror:about>sitemap</ror:about>

<ror:type>SiteMap</ror:type>

</item>


- (file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Scott/Desktop/ror.xml#) <item>
<link>http://www.dargdaffin.co.uk/</link>

<ror:updatePeriod>week</ror:updatePeriod>

<ror:sortOrder>0</ror:sortOrder>

<ror:resourceOf>sitemap</ror:resourceOf>

</item>


</channel>


</rss>

also I have to rename the file from ror to ror.xml to get the link to work - is this the right thing to do

Cheers

Scott

navaldesign
03-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Why don't you let ror build it automatically ? It's easy to make a mistake and crawlers hate mistakes in sitemap files

scottaforbes@gmail.com
03-01-2006, 10:17 PM
Hi

I did, using the program listed on the forum. It is something I know nothing about but I expected it to list all the pages linked from my home (index) page
thats why i was asking if it look right

Cheers

Scott

navaldesign
03-01-2006, 11:54 PM
Most sitemapers have difficulties in following links in menubars and nav bars. The best thing is to create a sitemap with all text links like www.navaldesign.info/sitemap.html (http://www.navaldesign.info/sitemap.html) and also put a direct link from index page to the sitemap page. I found out that this way, i got the best results. Of course i also uploaded the sitemap.xml file on my site and also submitted it to Google.

whitelightning
03-22-2006, 05:58 PM
also submitted it to Google.
how do you submit it to google?
thanks

navaldesign
03-22-2006, 06:07 PM
how do you submit it to google?
thanks

Sorry, i have a paid for sitemapper that includes submission through their site.