Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on August 1st, 2008

The importance of sitemaps

When the search engines send spiders to your website to collect data it is very important that you to provide them with the clearest path to your important information. One of the best ways to do this is by providing a text link to your sitemap on every page of your site. A true sitemap provides links to every document on your website that the search engines might need to index. From here the spiders can easily access all of your website's information and then direct traffic to these pages through its search engine results.