Sitemap Creator Review
Why have a Sitemap Builder?
The #1 reason for having a sitemap is for the search
engines to easily be able to index every page in your
site. It is even recommended by Google to have one -in
an effort to speed up their indexing and to be sure no
pages are accidentally skipped.
Of course, a well designed sitemap can also be helpful
to visitors when they can't find something on your site.
Many times a frustrated visitor will simply leave and
you lose the sale. However, with a great sitemap; you
have a second chance to help them find what they want
We reviewed every Sitemap Creator that we could find
-which weren't many- and we chose just one... Sitemap
Creator. Check out our review below.
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Sitemap Creator Review
There weren't many sitemap creators out there, but the
difference was clear.
One sitemap creator we found was cool in that it created
a "tree-like" map of a website. This made it
somewhat easier for a person to find what they wanted
-if they knew basically where it should be.
The problem was that it put all of the site links on
one, single page --which for large sites became quickly
cluttered and exceeded the recommended 100 links per page
(to remain search engine friendly). So, we ruled out that
product for the reason that search engine friendliness
is our #1 concern.
All of the remaining products -except for Sitemap Creator
by Andy Williams (ezSEO)- would simply spider your site
and create basic links to each page. This is definately
"workable", but when we reviewed Sitemap Creator;
it's method beat them all out ...by far.
Sitemap Creator is the most search engine friendly of
all of the sitemap creators available. First of all, it
is extremely simple to set up, and it 100% integrates
to your sites' look-and-feel. The sitemap page design
is based on a template page which is simple to customize
(basically just take an existing page from your site and
copy/paste a table into it).
Sitemap Creator takes in to account things like Maximum
links per page (100 is the recommended max) and it pulls
the description from the META Description tag --not just
That means that for search engines -like Google- who
take in to account the text surrounding a link to determine
relevance, each of the links on your sitemap page will
not only help distribute PageRank (PR); but they will
also help send relevance along with it. That makes each
link much more valuable in the eyes of the search engine.
We set up our mValue sitemap within 30 minutes AND had
the template page completely customized too! We added
our pages to the sitemap list and watched as the sitemap
was built in about 10 seconds. When we took a look at
the output, we were so thrilled to have found such an
easy-to-use and powerful product.
It originally took us 2 hours to build our sitemap (without
the descriptions!) and at least 10-15 minutes to maintain
it when we changed something (which is frequent on mValue).
Sitemap Creator made that a breeze for us. Now, updates
only take a few seconds with a couple of clicks of a button.
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