Back in August I made mention of my having installed Sitemaps on two of my sites and all that was involved with this project. This past week when I launched Credit Card Venue I submitted a Sitemap for it and it promptly returned several error messages. Try as I hard as I could, I was not able to find the error until I finally figured out that a little piece of META code was getting in the way. So, I deleted the code and the Sitemap, and uploaded everything again and — Voila! — all is fine.
So, what is the story behind the story? Had I not been using Sitemap I could have missed an important piece of coding that likely made it difficult to find my site.
Oh, by the way, once the error was corrected my site was indexed by Google. Hmmm…perhaps other people think they are in Google’s sandbox when a coding error could be all that separates them from full and unfettered web indexing. Use Sitemaps and you may save yourself a lot of hassles later! Certainly, Sitemaps will make it easier for the search engines to index your pages and allow people to access your site.
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