Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Sitemap generator updates

We've been fixing and patching a couple of issues over the last few weeks, here is a quick round up of issues that we've looked at :

Online Sitemap Generator 


When trying to spider certain secure websites a number of users experienced the error : "The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel."

To resolve this issues we have added support for more HTTPS protocols including deprecated protocols.

Fix : some homepage redirects not being picked up resulting in no results including 303 and 307.
Fix : upper case characters in frequency

We also had a bit of a clear out to help improve performance.



G-Mapper Windows Sitemap Generator

Version 3.0 was a completely new product to align with our online sitemap generator. As a result we've had a number of issues to iron out. We're now on version 3.0.0.10.

Now that we're using the same spider engine G-mapper also gets the HTTPS protocols and the same fixes as with the online version.

We  also removed the registration process to make it quick and easier to get up and running.

Additionally G-Mapper had a number of specific issues :

Fix : File limit restriction
Fix : URL validation on settings page
Fix : Modified date default value on settings page
Fix : Error editing images
Fix : Settings URL validation / saving.


Download the updated from : http://g-mapper.co.uk

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

User feedback and reviews

From time to time we like to share some of our favourite feedback and comments from our usser community. Here are a few from 2016 so far :

"Super helpful. Absolute must for anyone with SEO in mind."

"Trouble free, and exactly what I needed. Thank You."

"A really useful facility for any small business. Effective and easy to use."

"Effective, and easy to use."

"I found it site xml generator very easy to use and the whole process was quick and accurate and being able to do several different sites at a time was excellent help, and to be able to have all the format options was a brilliant. "

"Super easy and most effective sitemap generator. "

"Really easy to use. Great product."

"Fast , reliable service, I suggest it to others"

"This service is amazing and quick. Provides everything you need and very helpful to be able to copy and paste the html sitemap into a page for your site and bam its done- quick and easy." 

"Great for a quick sitemap with various file options."

"Thanks xml site map generator. You definitely saved my time in creating site map."

"Received the site maps that are valid in a timely fashion.  The tool was very easy to use."

"In the first few days , I realised that google found me en ranked me very well ! Thanks"

"Thank you for a great sitemap generator. I was looking for one that included images; it is also very easy to use!"

Of course if you have had a problem do get in touch, we're always keen to hear feedback good or bad and improve our service.

Thanks for your continued support. Your comments, tweets and donations are what keep the project alive. Please keep them coming!


Monday, 1 February 2016

Sitemap Example

XML Sitemaps are similar to RSS feeds and use XML to represent the contents of your website in a structured format to give search engines hints about the content of your website .

The Sitemap protocol is an open standard supported by the main search engines including Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Bing.

An XML Sitemap contains 4 basic elements for each page in your website, but can be extended to include more information :

  • Url location
    The full URL to the webpage.
  • Last modified date
    When the page was last updated.
  • Change frequency
    How often the page changes.
    Never, Yearly, Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Hourly, Always
  • Page priority
    A number 0.0, 0.1, 0.2 through to 1.0 to indicate the relative priority of pages within your website.


Example



A simple XML sitemap example would look like this :

<?xml encoding="UTF-8" version="1.0" ?>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
   <url>
       <loc>http://www.g-mapper.co.uk/index.aspx</loc>
       <lastmod>2010-10-01</lastmod>
       <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
       <priority>0.8</priority>
   </url>
   <url>
       <loc>http://www.g-mapper.co.uk/about.aspx</loc>
       <lastmod>2009-01-01</lastmod>
       <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
       <priority>0.1</priority>
   </url>
</urlset>



The marked up example sitemap below further explains the content of an XML sitemap :

Example Sitemap explained
Example sitemap explained

Create you own


You can quickly and easily generator your own sitemap example using our sitemap generators.

Alternatively you can look at our sitemap as an example : https://xmlsitemapgenerator.org/sitemap.xml