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Auto-Discovery of Sitemaps Available

Posted on 4.10.2007
Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft will now allow websites to notify them of the location of their sitemap file within the sites robots.txt file. If you're not using Google's Webmaster Console or Yahoo!'s Site Explorer already, this is quite possibly the easiest way possible to notify the engines of the pages residing on your domain.

How to Change The robots.txt File
Simply add the following code to your robots.txt file:

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

Looks pretty simple and it is - keep in mind that those sitemaps with over 50,000 URLs should be seperated into two. Learn more at Sitemaps.org.
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