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Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:11 pm
by edmondscommerce
Are you guys using Magentos built in sitemap system or some other system?

Are you bothered that it doesn't include all pages in the sitemap (eg reviews etc) or do you think that's a good thing not to include?

Re: Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:30 pm
by seanprice
I prefer for magento stores to use the built in sitemap generator and not to include reviews. However should the client wish for them to be included i use a third party sitemap generator on a cron job.

Re: Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:10 pm
by Gorky
I do build sitemap from the code provided but with one additional link to the main page.

cheers

Re: Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:27 pm
by MageWorx
Hi,

The problem with standard Magento sitemap was solved. Now the sitemap includes all the site page (including the static ones!), they are displayed at one page, you can even filter the pages from the sitemap, Google sitemap now includes categories in the product URLs (if enabled). And Magento sitemap became well seo-optimized and user-friendly. This was done in the "Extended Sitemap" extension.
You can find it in Magento Connect
http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/1977/extended-sitemap

Re: Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:31 am
by jamesjohn09
I have created Google Sitemap in Magento. It includes all the pages in the Sitemap.

Re: Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:30 pm
by decoramould
Generally, I'll include the important pages that I want to rank, but not reviews/accountlogin, or even every product page.

Make sure you're using the <priority> system effectively as well.

Re: Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:46 pm
by rickypounting
In these days it save to use mogento site map but i am still not using.

Re: Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:03 am
by andycot
I prefer magento

Re: Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:54 pm
by loeffel
I use the builtin sitemap feature but I am somewhat concerned about the way <lastmod> is being included. The problem is, that magento uses the date the sitemap was created/modified last and fills all <lastmod> entries with that information. I think <lastmod> should only be updated, if a page or category actually changes...

Re: Magento Google XML Sitemap

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:47 am
by robocarlo
Yes it really matters what pages to include in sitemap and what to not. Plus there are Magento extensions for generating sitemap.