The User Experience Blog for Website Architecture Planning

The User Experience Blog for Website Architecture Planning

UX Careers 101: The Guide to User Experience Careers


User Experience, also known as UX, is absolutely one of the fastest growing and possibly most exciting parts of the interactive industry. There are many facets to a career in the user experience, and all of them are deeply rooted in a passion for not only knowing users, but being able to shape their experiences into the best that they can possibly be. In this guide for UX careers, you will find essential information about the various career opportunities around UX, the national benchmarks set for such salaries, the best areas for jobs in UX, and essential tools of the trade for those User Experience professionals.

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sitemap types

There are 9 sitemap formats that are supported by Google's Webmaster Tools. Sitemaps allow for a webmaster to inform various search engines about website links on a website that are available to be crawled. The sitemaps also provide information to webmasters about each URL in an XML file. The additional details include when the URL was last updated, how often it changes, and how important it is when compared to other URLs in the website. This will allow search engines to crawl the site more efficiently. There are varying ways to generate sitemaps depending on the type of website or content that is being posted. This is necessary because content audits use the sitemaps to crawl, thus providing information on how to make it better. Allowing the correct sitemap types not only lends to a more successful website crawl, but also to better success in search engines.

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10 Benefits of a Website Content Audit April 9, 2016 by Garenne Bigby

Website Content Audit Benefits

Having a content audit performed on a website or brand is one of the most important things that can be done to develop a strong website and marketing strategy. This is essentially taking the time to fine-tune your website and addressing the issues that will improve its performance. This can be done on your own or by an online marketing company that would use specific content audit tools to find out how to improve the content and information provided on your website.

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Managing Large Websites With Multiple Sitemaps March 30, 2016 by Garenne Bigby

Large Websites and Multiple Sitemaps

XML Sitemaps for Search Engine Indexing

We have had a few users request 1 Million page crawler limits or more so I thought this would be a great topic to address in our blog. Whether you are creating a sitemap to improve your search engine optimization or creating it for website project planning purposes, there are size limitations to consider. According to sitemaps.org, the official protocol for XML sitemaps, they should not contain more than 50,000 website URLs and no larger than 10MB in size.   Google, Yahoo, and Bing also follow these same size restrictions of XML sitemaps. If your site's page count is larger than this, you will need to use multiple sitemaps and link them from a sitemap index file which will identify each of the sitemap files for the search engines for more efficient indexing.

Visual Sitemaps for Project Discovery & Planning

Similarly, a gigantic visual sitemap can also be hard to view if the sitemap contains many pages and levels. For these reasons, DYNO Mapper has several options to manage enterprise level websites, so we wanted to show you our process for creating multiple sitemaps. 

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Top 50 Sitemap Generator Tools for Creating Visual Sitemaps

A sitemap generator is a specific type of software that can automatically create a list of pages that are contained within a website or online application. Designing a totally new website or redesigning an existing website can be a daunting process, and a sitemap generator can take a significant amount of work off of the shoulders of the webmaster by creating the sitemap in just a few clicks. Sitemap generators can be used right in the browser or some come as programs that are downloaded. Gone are the days of manually creating sitemaps with no other option—though some may still opt to do this. Sitemap generators allow websites of all sizes to quickly and accurately obtain essentially a map of their content and how each piece relates to other pieces so that work can be performed on the website when needed.

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Create Visual Sitemaps

Create, edit, customize, and share visual sitemaps integrated with Google Analytics for easy discovery, planning, and collaboration.

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