__/ [Berimor] on Thursday 24 November 2005 07:55 \__
> On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 04:17:03 +0200, Scanner2001
> <jeffsanders125@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Do any other major search engines use the same site maps (sitemap.xml)
>> google uses?
> I do not think so - at least - i haven't heard about any adherence to
> sitemap from any other SE.
> Maybe i'm wrong though.
Nobody else supports it and I once complained about its implication on
competition. When I posted a rant about it, I even got cited by several
People begin to tailor their site to suit Google, not only in terms of
simple SEO techniques like title tweaking and keyword density, which ac-
commodate all. Here you incorporate vendor-specific elements, which unlike
robots.txt, for instance, are not standardised. This is very, very danger-
Some years ago, people were happy enough if they could get their presenta-
tion to show up in one particular application. A decade later, this might
only be an opaque binary file. I can't recall where I read this, but what
if some day in the future we just glued together pages and then submitted
them to Google rather than handle them as a standalone site. Laugh all you
want, but we're getting there. Analytics, Site Maps, Google as a homepage
and AdSense/Word everywhere.
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