Are site maps still relevant?
#1
I have been pondering about this one now for a while...

We are already over 1000 pages imagine if this thing grows, would it be necessary to have a site map, I mean it will have to be generated daily and submitted and generating a sitemap when you get in that 5K pages range starts to become a tedious process.


So from a SEO perspective besides the sitemap and google webmaster tools, what strategies and technical changes can I make in order to get us growing continuously.
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#2
a site map would be beneficial... I for one usually just use a site map if I'm looking for something... going into a site to look is quiet irritating

#3
I have this: http://www.platinumwealth.co.za/forum/ar...ad-51.html and http://www.platinumwealth.co.za/forum/archive/index.php this for what you are trying to do.

I am more referring to an actual sitemap.xml page if that makes sense.
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#4
Don't think a site map it worth the effort and time. Just use the search function instead?


#5
More for google's SEO purpose that I am concidering it. I made a sitemap last night took 39 minutes to index this entire site. I do not want to know how long one would take for one of the bigger forums.

I think I will create a cron job and create a new sitemap every friday.
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#6
Cool! So we going to make money from the website?

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#7
It's just SEO to rank better to get members on here to answer more of our questions. Tongue
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#8
Because we are noobs!

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#9
Because I want to do everything we can to grow.
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#10
I know! Just teasing

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#11
To add an update the forum's sitemap is https://www.platinumwealth.co.za/forum/s...-index.xml
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#12
Why don't you create a sitemap php page and generate it on the fly? Submit a link like "..../generate.php?t=sitemap.xml" to Google and when it is hit it reads the DB and responds with xml and content-type application/xml.

Or have a cron job or something run every morning at 4AM to generate xml for you.

#13
(10-24-2016, 06:23 AM)Hamster Wrote: Why don't you create a sitemap php page and generate it on the fly? Submit a link like "..../generate.php?t=sitemap.xml" to Google and when it is hit it reads the DB and responds with xml and content-type application/xml.

Or have a cron job or something run every morning at 4AM to generate xml for you.

That is exactly what we ended up doing Smile

This is a php generated page -> https://www.platinumwealth.co.za/forum/s...-index.xml

via .htaccess it hits "/generate.php?t=sitemap.xml"
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