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5 Ways to tell major search engines that you're serious in getting the #1 search result

Aside from good HTML element arrangements, optional attributes, additional meta elements , canonical or backlinks, you must have properly told major search engines where to find those pages, or at least tell them that those pages exist. How? Using sitemaps. yes, SITEMAPS. If you think having one is enough, then maybe it is, for a normal website. But if you are really dedicated to reach the #1 spot, have you tried these:

1. RSS Feed- these are blog xml based file that tells more information than what we usually see. 

2. ATOM  Feed -  Same as RSS, but different format.

3. Sitemap - Sitemap format. Consider the optional tag, and omit them if not really necessary, since they can cause warnings that search engine won't really like.

4. Sitemap Index - Now, things can get really big. What makes this one unique is that, you don't put actual page URLs in it, but URLs of SITEMAPS. It will display all links in total, both submitted and indexed. Don't be surprised to see really big number here.

5. List - Who said there is no glory if there isn't guts? List is simply a line-break separated link list. Just put in all URLs and make it available as a text file (at least, make it look like one).

Currently, I control a website with 3 different sub-domain. each with own version of sitemaps. Search engine tracking is really fun, if you know what and where to look at it. ^_^


interesting topics on this blog :) I need to study English more xD


I think you are already good at English ^_^. I need to study Japanese too.



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