Major Google Sitemaps Anouncement

Over at Pubcon (an SEO conference) a surprise announcement – that Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have agreed to standardize on the sitemap standard that Google launched almost a year a go.

The XML sitemap format the Google developed is a way for website owners to publish a definitive list of pages on a website to alow search engines to find odd or hard to index pages. Google also have extended the system to provide additional stats and diagnostic tools that make a Google sitemap a very useful tool for any webmaster or SEO

The anouncement ( Video ) is here

The new home for the sitemaps standard is at google have alos put the sitemap standard into the public domain.

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