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Old 14th February 2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Sitemap - How Often To Upload And Submit?

I have a sitemap registered with Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Any time we add pages to our website, I create and upload a new sitemap to the server. Once it's submitted is that enough? or is there any reason to resubmit it?

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Old 17th February 2011, 09:03 AM   #2
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I think you should submit it only once unless you see a red X in your Webmaster Tools [ https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ ]

Google usually gives you a clue what went wrong and when.
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Missing XML tag
This required tag is missing. Please add it and resubmit.

I think you should update your Content Management System so the sitemaps are automatically created for you.
Wordpress has some nice plugins that do that.

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Old 17th February 2011, 03:41 PM   #3
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Once you update it, it should be enough, and there's no reason to resubmit it. However anytime you add more content to your site, or make any changes to it, it should be updated.

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My take is that when only when you add or delete a page, or change a page URL, that you need to update the sitemap(s).

In addition to the XML sitemap for the crawlers, once you get lots of pages or several levels of navigation, it may be useful to have a page with a html sitemap for your visitors. If I am having trouble finding something on a site, if they have a sitemap link in the footer I will go there to locate the page I want.

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You should resubmit it only if the changes you do are major, that is if they modify the entire structure. Otherwise, update it when requested. That should suffice.

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