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The power of site maps in real estate

Guest perspective: Site maps are search-engine-friendly

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I'd like to elaborate on some information about Web site maps included in the article, "Smart real estate marketing strategies for 2005." Some added information could help readers from having their Web sites banned from search engines. The article about Web marketing suggests adding a site map to your real estate Web site. Specifically, the article states: "Include a site map: A site map summarizes the content of your Web site, usually at the bottom of your home page. In many cases, the site map is only visible to the search engine, rather than to your Web visitors. Most search engines only 'spider' (read) your home page. This means the search engine may not access all the features on your site. To circumvent this difficulty, ask your Web site provider whether your current site has a site map. If not, add one as soon as possible." A site map by definition is a directory of a Web site with links to all of the pages on it. Site maps are search-engine-spider-friendly Search engines do ...