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How to generate Google/Yahoo Sitemap?
Posted by on 21 April 2011 07:00 AM

It’s not a secret that your directory will be indexed by the major seach engines (Google, Yahoo etc.) faster if your website has a sitemap.

In this article we will show how to generate the sitemap using eSyndiCat Sitemap (full name: Google/Yahoo Sitemap) Plugin.

 

For the versions 2.3.04 and earlier you should install the Sitemap Plugin first. (Please use the Plugin Installation Instructions in order to install the sitemap plugin )

If your eSyndiCat version is 2.3.05 and later then you should skip the Sitemap Installation Process. (Sitemap Plugin is already integrated in 2.3.05 and higher versions)

 

For the versions 2.3.04 and earlier you should go to eSyndiCat Admin Panel->Manage Plugins->Installed Plugins and find there “Google and Yahoo sitemap” row,

then click on the “Go to manage page of gy_sitemap” button.

 

For the versions 2.3.05 and later you should find “Quick Jump To” link in the upper right corner of the Admin Panel index page. Move your mouse pointer to this link (“Quick Jump To”).

Once the mouse pointer is positioned over this link the menu will be dropped down. You should click on the “Sitemap” menu item to go to “Google Yahoo sitemap” page.

Now you should see a page with the title “Create Google Yahoo Sitemap”.

 

You may choose either of two options (Google or Yahoo) and create the appropriate sitemaps by pushing “Create” button.

Once the sitemap is created it’s accessible by the following link: http://www.your_website_name.com/sitemap.xml for Google SE and http://www.your_website_name.com/urllist.txt

for Yahoo SE (where your_website_name.com is the name your website).

 

Also you can access the links for sitemap via FTP on your webserver:

1)      for Google sitemap use the following path: /www/tmp/sitemap/google/sitemap.xml (where www is root folder of your website account)

2)      for Yahoo sitemap use the following path: /www/tmp/sitemap/yahoo/urllist.txt

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