4 Steps To Get Your Website In Googles 'Back Door'
By Cory Threlfall
Aug 10, 2005, 14:20
Google... one of the Internets MOST powerful search engines
recently announced a new FREE service that makes it easier
for you to improve your websites coverage within Googles
index through its NEW collaborative crawling system.
On the down side though, Google does not 'Guarantee'
immediate inclusion, But, is still good news for those of
you who have just finished building a website and are ready
to submit to the top search engines.
So, what's this NEW service called that Google just
It's called "Google Sitemaps".
The real cool thing about "Google Sitemaps" IS it accepts
RSS(Real Simple Syndication) and Atom feeds with the .XML
extension as one of the accepted formats for submitting
your websites Sitemap for inclusion in Googles index.
This is just one of the four formats Google accepts and is
the one that I'm going to use for the rest of this article
to show you how to generate your own .XML sitemap of your
website for inclusion in Google.
It's real easy to do so don't worry about it being to
So, with that said, lets go to Step #1.
Step #1. Sign up for "Google Sitemaps".
This step is easy, simply follow the link provide below and
sign up for a Free account. It should only take you a few
minutes to do, then once your done, come back here and go
to Step #2.
Go to: http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/login
Step #2. Generate your .XML sitemap.
In this step your going to generate a .XML sitemap for your
website using a Free online sitemap generator.
This Free online generator will build you a sitemap up to
500 pages. If you have a larger website with thousands of
webpages you'll have to use a paid service and/or software
to generate yours.
Go to: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com
Enter your required information on the form provided.
Step #3. Upload your generated .XML sitemap to your server.
Once your generated sitemap is finished(your generated .XML
file should be called site.xml.gz) it's now time to upload
it to your server using your FTP(File Transfer Protocol)
This is very important that you do this before submitting
it to Google Sitemaps for inclusion.
Step #4. Submit your NEW .XML sitemap to "Google Sitemaps".
Now that you have generated your "Sitemap" for your website
and uploaded it to your server all you have to do now is to
go to "Google Sitemaps" and submit your sitemap URL.
Now, depending on Google, your sitemap should get
downloaded within the next 24 hours, so be sure to check
and see that it did and that there wasn't any problems or
Also, your going to want to be able to track your indexed
webpages within the search engines, especially Google, so
you can see how things are going, so I'll leave you with
one last resource that will do this for you.
Go to: http://www.uptimebot.com
All you have to do is enter your URL and click "GO".
The results page will list the results from Google and 9
other popular search engines.
Well, there you have it... "4 Quick and EASY Steps To
Getting Your Website IN Through Googles 'Back Door'".
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