Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Google Sitemaps does NOT affect your Rank

Having spotted Rand Fishkin speaking with Vanessa Fox, Google's Webmaster Central Product Manager and interesting to hear she confirmed that Google Sitemaps will not affect your ranking... though I believe she left off one important word... "yet"

I am certain that if your website makes Google life easier in not only indexing your pages but also informing it when updates are done then I would think your site (as long as it meets other basic SEO requirement number 1: Good content) is going to be (over time) ranked more highly than if you did without Google sitemaps. I can't see any other reason for being rewarded in using Google tools...


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