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Tue, Oct 16, 2012 9:22 PM

Sitebuilder Plus: Sitemap

Sitebuilder Plus: Sitemap
Here are some instructions to create and add a sitemap to your website.

  1. Go to http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/.

  2. Scroll to the bottom and enter your domain name at the Starting URL section.

  3. Click the Start Button (don't worry about the information between your domain and the start button).

  4. After the website refreshes, you'll get a message that your sitemap is ready. Click the 1st link under the Download Sitemap section.




  5. Save the xml file to your desktop.

  6. Go back to or sign in to your website account.

  7. Click Websites Manager in the left navigation menu. Then, click Edit Site.




  8. Click your domain name or sitename at the top and select View File Manager from the drop-down menu.




  9. At the top, click Import and upload the sitemap.xml file that you saved to your computer.


  10. In the file manager, find the sitemap.xml file. Right click on the file, then select Publish.


Note:
To help get your website indexed faster, we recommend that you setup Google Webmaster Tools. This is a free software that Google offer and gives great insight into your website's visibility online. You can also upload your sitemap into their tool to keep track on how many of your pages have been indexed.

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4 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can anyone help me make a sitemap?.

Can anyone help me make a sitemap?  I don't understand the process. I read that Homestead automatically makes a sitemap, but I cannot confirm that.

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4 months ago

How do you know if you were successful? I am a complete newby and it says published under my files, but shouldn't I be able to access it on my website?
Please excuse my ignorance.
Brand User

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You're ok. I see in the File Manager, the sitemap is named "Sitemap_ABS.xml"
So, if you go to http://www.alternativebirthservices.com/sitemap_ABS.xml you can see it.
Brand User

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You can definitely rename the file to just be "Sitemap" and republish it. Then you could access it by typing "/sitemap.xml" at the end of your domain.

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Thank you. I deleted it and renamed it.

Now, I can access the page, but it says 
"This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below." followed by a bunch of code.

Is that correct?
Brand User

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Yes, your sitemap looks correct

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Thank you so much.

When does a sitemap need to be updated? Every time the site is updated?