“Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine. " This quote was made by Sergey Brin, one of the co-founders of Google with Larry Page.
Search engines have become so powerful and vital to the success of every business. Whether or not you think Google is God, Satan or just an ordinary search engine, the fact still holds true that the success of every business on the Internet is in part determined by the results of their search engine marketing. Because Google is so popular, the companies who are most visible in Google are the companies who find great success because of their search engine optimization efforts.
The solution is in Google Sitemaps!
Today, I want to talk about Google Sitemaps - the most basic way to increase your website’s visibility in the Google search engine. This is something that is mostly performed by Web developers because it requires knowledge of hosting; but today I am going to show you how the average/everyday person can utilize and implement Google Sitemaps for their business.
To provide you with a story of its importance - recently, we setup Google Sitemaps for one of our clients and the results were staggering. Before we implemented and submitted their sitemap file to Google, we checked the number of pages that were indexed and it came to approximately 3,000 pages. After two week of submitting their sitemap file to Google, that number increased to 8,000. This means that we were able to more than double their number of Web pages that were indexed in the Google search engine.
A few days later, the client called me to share some great news. They just made a $2,000 sale from one of their new online products they recently listed on their website, just a week ago. Why was this amazing news for them? Well first of all, it was a nice profitable sale but more importantly, this means that the sitemap process was able to index their new content in Google within days. If they did not have a sitemap process setup, the rate at which their new product could have been indexed could probably been closer to 60 days if not ever. By submitting a file directly to Google with their new Web page, Google was able to take that information and immediately index the new content in their search index.
This is just one example of how Google Sitemaps has increased our client’s sales and achievements on the Internet. I could share many other stories of Google Sitemaps’ success but for the purpose of this article I’d like to share with you how our Sitemap Manager product which will allow you can easily implement Google Sitemaps for your business without worrying about creating and submitting the process manually and on a frequent basis.
Hudson Horizons’ HH Sitemap Manager allows you to register online to create and automated a sitemap submission for your website to Google Sitemaps and Yahoo!’s Site Explorer. The HH Sitemap Manager will greatly improve the visibility of your website by submitting your Web pages to the Google and Yahoo! index three times a week.
The HH Sitemap Manager will provide better crawl coverage and fresher search results to help people find more of your web pages. The following are some of the features and benefits of using the HH Sitemap Manager.
- Automated submission to Google Sitemaps three times a week.
- Automated submission to Yahoo!’s Site Explorer three times a week.
- View and track the statistics of each Sitemap submission.
- Ease of Use! After the Sitemap is setup for your domain, it will run three times a week automatically, completely eliminating the process for you to do it manually and on a frequent basis.
- Improved URL visibility.
- Better crawl coverage of your website.
- Fresher search results.
- Faster indexing of your Web pages and their content.
Google Sitemaps has provided much success for my clients on the Internet. I’m confident that if you implement Google Sitemaps for your business, you will greatly increase your visibility, sales and success in a very short period of time.
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Hudson Horizons is an e-business product, solution and marketing company specializing in creating highly sophisticated customized websites, web-based software applications and providing e-marketing services for small and mid-sized businesses.
Our vision and ultimate ambition as a company is to always strive to be “The New Light for e-Business. "
By offering new, innovative and extremely competitive products and solutions to our customers, we provide better ways to run and operate their business online.