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Just add to your robots.txt – no need to submit sitemap to Google

Sitemap: http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml

Add that to your robots.txt. That’s all you need to tell search engines where your sitemap is located.

Google Blogoscoped says, the big search players Google, Yahoo, Ask and MSN together announced they’ll be adding a new way for you to tell them where you store your Sitemap XML file. As Sitemaps.org explains, Sitemaps are a way to tell search engines of your URLs to help their crawlers index them.

  1. One thing I've noticed is that if you use Google's webmaster tools to analyze your Robots.txt file, it is still reporting this value as 'syntax not understood'. I'm sure I've got the syntax right. I even tried your example. I guess its a case of waiting for google webmaster tools to play catchup.

  2. One thing I've noticed is that if you use Google's webmaster tools to analyze your Robots.txt file, it is still reporting this value as 'syntax not understood'. I'm sure I've got the syntax right. I even tried your example. I guess its a case of waiting for google webmaster tools to play catchup.

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