[XML4Lib] google sitemaps

K.G. Schneider kgs at bluehighways.com
Tue Jun 28 13:34:57 EDT 2005


> To what degree has anybody here learned how to exploit Google sitemap
> files? See:
> 
>    http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/docs/en/about.html
> 
> Apparently these sitemaps are XML files that Google can read to create
> more accurate crawls of a website. They seem to be an alternative or
> supplement to OAI.

I have a sort-of story about this which I thought about putting on the LITA
blog but decided it was too peripheral. I stopped by the Google booth at the
ALA exhibits and saw a handout about this. I started to pull a copy forward
to me.

"Oh, THAT'S for webmasters," said the pretty young thing in the power suit,
pulling back the handout.

"I manage a website," I said. 

"Uh-er-uh," she replied, and let me take the handout. 

Honestly.

I plan to look at this when I get back. 

Karen G. Schneider




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