Search Engines & Sitemaps

Did you know…

As of April 11th, 2007 there was no longer a need to manually submit your sitemap to search engines? Now that the major search engines have agreed on a sitemaps format, you can simply add a line of code to your robots.txt file and let the engines know where your sitemap document resides on your website.

Just include the following line in your robots.txt file and you should be all set:
Sitemap: http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml

Robots.txt has traditionally been used in a more prohibitive fashion – by telling search engine spiders where not to go on your site. The latest sitemap implementation of robots.txt now tells the spiders where TO go.

Sitemaps are important and will help improve your website search results in the long run.