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    I Hope everyone is having Happy Holidays.

    This topic has probally been talked about but with how fast things change with the engines I will ask if there is any new hot tips?

    The site map page what's the best way to give the engine this short cut and also remain relevent or appealing to the viewer?

    Title:

    Description:

    Keywords? (all the link titles) would be way too many.

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    Dont put more than 100 links in the sitemap page...If you have more than 100 pages organise the sitemap in a hierarchial structure like dmoz...

    dont worry about the title or other onpage factors for the sitemap page...as you dont want to optimise the sitemap page itself to obtain good ranks on the SERPS...its just a mechanism to feed food for the spider [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Hi
    I just use FP2000 (dont you lot start shouting about it, it works for me). I use the Table of Contents generator and have a link to the toc.htm page from my main index page. Google seems to be able to pickup the link, then goes to work on the contents page and its links.

    The page is not really for humans to visit and it does not look very nice, but I dont really care about that at all, as long as the Google Babe finds it all.

    regards John


    toc page at www.gph.org.uk/toc.htm

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    John you've got to start using a decent editor like EDLIN on something [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Personally, I believe in optimising everything, if it is practical to do it.

    One of my competitors here in the UK has had great success with optimised site maps - he swears by it.

    I prefer optimised contact form pages myself.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>John you've got to start using a decent editor like EDLIN on something.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Even notepad does a better job than FP.

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    "One of my competitors here in the UK has had great success with optimised site maps - he swears by it."

    Yep me to, most all search engines give my site map page pretty good rankings, I also send my error 404... pages to it. Don't wanta lose any traffic.

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    Thanks everyone for your expertise.
    I'll let you know how it works out.

    Scott Yant
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