The User Experience Blog for Website Architecture Planning

The User Experience Blog for Website Architecture Planning

A Simple Guide to XML Sitemap Submission May 4, 2015 by Super User

A Simple Guide to XML Sitemap Submission

You have spent hours or days designing your site, or have it done professionally at a hefty cost by an expert web designer. You have then invested heavily to craft unique content and you cannot just wait to deliver your content to the world and share your experiences, products, services, or whatever information you have in mind. Days fly by and you don’t receive visitors to your website-days may translate into months, and you are almost giving up.  You are wondering what might be wrong, the answer is simple; you site or content has not been indexed.

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Some Useful Sitemap Generation Tips April 27, 2015 by Super User

Some Useful Sitemap Generation Tips

Getting ‘organic’ traffic to your website is a very challenging task; which is good and bad at the same time. It is good because it ensures that only the best websites feature on the top of SERPs, ensuring web surfers get access to quality and fresh information. On the other hand, website owners don’t like it because they have to compete with close to a billion other sites with their eyes focused on the medal; high rankings in the search engines. Competition is actually good, because it gives everyone a chance to outsmart the other, including websites. You can really make large strides by simply using a website mapping tool to create sitemaps.

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Building A Powerful Sitemap - What You Need to Know

Sitemaps play two main roles; improve user experience and ensures that your content is indexed by the search engines. This means that both web visitors and search engine spiders can find your site’s content, which is very important for search engines optimization. Having the links to all pages in a site in just a single page also ensures that you keep your site organized and also serve your visitors to the best of your website's ability. To realize this, you have to ensure that you create a sitemap that meets all the requirements.

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Sitemap Construction - A Beginners Guide April 20, 2015 by Super User

Sitemap Construction - A Beginners Guide

Imagine taking a vacation to a foreign city without a map. In as much as you may be able to find yourself around using road signs and asking around, you will get lost so many times that you might even decide abort the trip or choose a different destination. This is the dilemma most web surfers experience whenever they land on information-rich websites. The same is experienced by the search engines because it becomes difficult to search and crawl all the pages as expected. If your content is not crawled, then it automatically means that millions of users using your target keywords on search engines for information will not be able to find you. You need a map that you can easily create with the help of a sitemap creator.

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How Useful is a Sitemap to My Website? April 17, 2015 by Super User

How Useful is a Sitemap to My Website?

There are basically two main types of sitemaps; the HTML sitemap that is primarily built for human site visitors and the Extensible Markup Language (XML) sitemaps designed for the search engines. The HTML sitemaps are basically lists of links to all the pages in a website, just like a book’s table of content. In most cases, this kind of sitemap lists pages hierarchically based on the categories and their location on the site. You can use a website mapping tool to create sitemaps of this kind so that your visitors can quickly find the information on your website and search engines bots can thoroughly crawl the content.

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