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What are the requirements for the domain homepage, so that the crawler could index my website?
The page should be accessible, return HTML-code and contain links to the internal pages. Website scanning process occurs based on the links, which will be found on the homepage. Homepage also may contain intra-host server redirect, which will be processed.
What types of websites URL does the generator accept?
What is the limit on the number of indexed pages in free generator?
The free version of generator may index up to 500 website pages.
Redirects and non-working links are not included in this number.
Will be the indexing limits, specified in robots.txt, taken into account during indexing?
This is optional. If this option is ticked, generator will follow the Allow and Disallow instructions in general section of User-agent: *
«Personal» sections of User-agent: Google or User-agent: Yandex are considered when choosing the appropriate crawler identification type as search robot.
In addition, you may create section User-agent: Mysitemapgenerator, which will be taken into account when choosing the direct identification of our robots (Mysitemapgenerator-HTTP or Mysitemapgenerator-Mobile - for Sitemap mobile).
Indexing hidden pages (Deep Web)
Deep Web (also called the Deepnet, the Invisible Web, the Undernet or the hidden Web) – web-pages, which are not indexed by search engines, because such pages do not have hyperlinks from accessible pages. For example – these are the pages, generated through HTML-forms interface or frame content.
If you wish to discover and include such pages into Sitemap, please tick the appropriate options:
What will happen to links included in <noindex> blocks or which contain nofollow attribute?
If the option is on – they will not be considered.
Additionally, if needed, you may always specify ignoring only
How does the crawler process intrahost server redirects?
Redirects processing is available in both free version and in Sitemap Pro (paid version).
Crawler identifies the following standard HTTP status codes:
Processing and deleting phpsessid and sessionID (session identifiers on PHP- and ASP-applications)
During the process of indexing your website may form session IDs. Our crawler processes and deletes session identifiers. To the Sitemap file all links will be input "clear", without identifiers, passed in URL - phpsessid (for PHP) or objects sessionID (for ASP). This helps to avoid pasting into Sitemap duplicate links, when robot receives the same page with different URLs.
Example of session identifier in PHP:
How are images added to Sitemap?
Generator allows to gather and add to the Sitemap file information on images*, located on your website pages. For URL-sections of each page, on which images will be found, corresponding information will be added, according to the Google Sitemap-Image protocol.
Next example shows part of the record in Sitemap file for URL http://site.ru/sample.html, which has two images:
<url> <loc>http://site.ru/sample.html</loc> <image:image> <image:loc>http://site.ru/logo.jpg</image:loc> </image:image> <image:image> <image:loc>http://site.ru/photo.jpg</image:loc> </image:image> </url>
How does filtering of heterogeneous content work? ?
Unlike the free version, where check of the links availability ends simultaneously with the end of the indexing process (when 500 URL were found), in the paid version of the generator check proceeds to the last link, even if the indexing is already completed. This guarantees that redirects or dead links will not be included into Sitemap.
Although this is in agreement with the Sitemaps protocol and is not an error, the possible presence of links, for example, redirect can cause a redirect corresponding warnings in Google Webmaster Tools on the presence of non-direct links in the site map.
What information is contained in report, created after a website was scanned?
In the event that our crawler will face difficulties or obstacles in the process of indexing your web site, a detailed report will be created. In a report you will be able to see grouped pages lists describing errors, among them - "Page not found", internal server errors, etc. Besides the errors, the report will contain information about all the detected server redirects.
Reports are available in paid version.
I have a very large website, what happens when number of scanned pages will go beyond the maximum allowed number of 50 000 URL?
By default large sitemap is broken down in accordance with the sitemap protocol and search engines recommendations – you will get several Sitemap pages, containing 50 000 URL each.
Also you may choose the number of URLs per file by yourself.
How to use data filters?
Data filter – convenient tool used dudring the creation of sitemap, which allows along with page URL to specify the following important data for search engines: priority of particular pages in relation to other website pages and updating mode.
Additionally, mask allows excluding particular pages from index, which are not needed in the Sitemap file.
Data filters can be applied either for separate pages (for this you need to input full URI of the pages), or for groups of the pages (for this you need to input a part of URL, which corresponds to all similar pages. For example: «.jpg» or «/directory/files»).
Please pay attention – data filters are case sensitive!
How does function «Get on e-mail» work?
We recommend using this function if you have a large website and its scanning may take a long time. With this option, you don’t have to wait when crawler finishes its work – you can get the results directly to your E-mail. This feature is available both in paid version (you will get ready* Sitemap file to the specified address), and in free version of the generator (you get the link to download ready file from our server).
* If total size of created Sitemap files exceeds 10Mb – you will get a link to download it from our server.
For how many does are created Sitemaps available for download at sent links?
Guaranteed time of storage on our server is:
How to check the website indexing status?
All registered users may get information on every indexing and on websites, which are currently being indexed, in their personal account, section «Generated sitemaps».
If you are not registered, then you can track the status of the indexing process via the express-check form, which is available at the bottom part of the homepage - mysitemapgenerator.com.
What determines the speed of my website indexing?
Indexing speed is dependent on the variability of many dynamic factors, such as the responsiveness of your server and the size of the loaded pages. That is why it is impossible to calculate beforehand.
Also, a large impact on the time for website crawling has its structure of internal pages relinking.
Can I stop the website indexing process before it is finished?
Such an opportunity is provided for registered users. In the personal account, go to «Generated sitemaps». The table displays information about all of your created Sitemaps, as well as information about Web sites, which are being indexed at the moment. In order to interrupt the process of indexing, without waiting for the crawler to scan the entire site, click the «Stop» button. In this case, you will receive Sitemap, generated only on the basis of pages that have been indexed at the time of the stop.
How do I let search engines know about my Sitemap file?
to do it – register your website in webmaster services, provided by search engines (example: webmaster.yandex.ru for Yandex or www.google.com/webmasters for Google). After registration you will be able to submit sitemap files from your account.
Another common way – include in robots.txt the following line:
Choosing optimal indexing speed and load capacity on your web server
In the options of the crawler there are three levels of indexing speed, creating appropriate load capacities on the server being indexed:
Indexing as seen by the crawler
You may choose one of the identification options for our Web-crawler* (search robot), which does indexing of your website: