Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SEO Tips, Sitemaps

Google's Blogger has a blogger feed with an extension of Atom.xml.  You can use the Atom.xml as a sitemap to submit to search engines.  The problem is the default Atom.xml file only displays roughly 25 of the most recent posts of your blog.  This is bad news if you want your whole blog indexed and you have more than 25 entries.

There is a solution, but it will require you to create multiple sitemaps with each sitemap containing roughly 500 entries.

In the following example 3 sitemaps are created and each sitemap will contain up to 500 blog entries.

http://name of blog.blogspot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
http://name of blog.blogspot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500
http://name of blog.blogspot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1001&max-results=500

If more sitemaps are needed just add 500 the index count (1501, 2001, ...)


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