Tuesday, November 21, 2006

100 Million to One

Now that there are more than 100 million Websites on the Internet, how do you get search engines to find yours?

What if you have more than one website that you manage? Wouldn't is be efficient if there were just one process to help streamline the task of having the major search engines find the most current information on the websites you manage?

Google has such a process and Yahoo! and Microsoft have agreed to support it. It's called Sitemaps. Google's Webmaster Help Center provides an introduction to Sitemaps and links to other webmaster tools.

The process is fairly simple:
  1. create an XML file
  2. place it on your Web server
Visit Sitemaps.org for details. The Protocol page will show you how to create the XML file and the FAQ page will show you where to place the file on the server.

To learn more access
Search Giants Find Common Ground for Webmasters from NewsFactor.com.

NOTE: Approximately 85% of all searches are processed through Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft search engines.