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The only correct way to add Blogger sitemaps to webmaster tools

There are many articles discussing how to add blogspot sitemap to webmaster tools. Most of those suggest adding a feed based sitemap atom.xml or rss.xml. This is not wrong, but very problematic, because feed based sitemap only lists 25 newest posts by default. So, I have heard many complaints that total indexing pages dramatically reduced after successfully adding a sitemap to Google webmasters tools

To avoid this, you have to add the sitemap plus some parameters to the URL:

"atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100"

Here we add three parameters, the first and most important is specifying the maximum post, this gives the Google spiders additional content to examine. We can currently set the maximum posts to 500. So if just start blogging, 500 hundred posts could be enough for a year's job. Keep writing till you ass off!

If your main concern is having Google index your freshest content, you can create a sitemap for a feed using rss.xml?orderby=updated.


This method is the best explained one I found on the Internet, among this many other useful tips of using blogger can be found here:


http://www.packtpub.com/article/google-analytics-search-engine-optimization

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