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    XML Sitemap

    Hello Guys!

    I want to create a XML sitemap but dont know how. Please tell me

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    Start learning here XML Introduction

    OR try one of the many online generators:
    XML Sitemap Generator - creates Free Google site-maps online
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    I really marvel that XML sitemaps are even still a thing... since their entire history they've been more placebo than reality serving ZERO legitimate purpose (even when google claims otherwise) when if your website is linking to itself and all it's pages properly, they can just spider that.

    It's a pointless redundancy and a waste of time; a relic from the age of "XML for everything who cares how inefficient it is".

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathshadow View Post
    if your website is linking to itself and all it's pages properly, they can just spider that.
    It is the dates in the XML sitemap that show how often your site updates so that they can estimate when it is worth coming back to spider those links again. There's nothing in the links themselves to tell the search engine whether to return every day or whether once a year will be enough.

    Even Google has less than 10% of the web indexed and it has about twice as much as anyone else so they don't want to waste time spidering your site hourly if you only add a new page once a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    It is the dates in the XML sitemap that show how often your site updates so that they can estimate when it is worth coming back to spider those links again.
    I thought that was the "Expires" HTTP header's job? Just as per caching models?
    https://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616....html#sec14.21

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathshadow View Post
    I thought that was the "Expires" HTTP header's job? Just as per caching models?
    https://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616....html#sec14.21
    They are two completely unrelated things. The sitemap contains the lsat updated date for every page on the site all in one file so the search engine can easily see how frequently the site is changed - how does reading one expired header tell a search engine that?
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