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site map

A hierarchical diagram of the pages on a website, starting with the home page at the top. A site map helps visitors navigate large, complicated sites by showing their entire structure. It is also used as a master diagram of the website for Web designers.

Search Engine Site Maps
A search engine site map, which is a file stored in the public folder of a website, helps search engines index the site better. For example, search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN support the Sitemap protocol, which is an XML-based description of the URLs for each page on the site. For more information, visit See search engine optimization.

search engine optimization

Designing a website so that search engines find the pages easily and index them. The goal is to have a page rank as high up on the results list as possible, or be on the first results page, or at the very least on the second results page. Search engine optimization (SEO) includes the choice of keywords used in the text paragraphs and the placement of those words on the page, both visible and hidden inside meta tags.

Keep 'Em Guessing
Search engines use different criteria for ranking pages, and those criteria are periodically changed to keep Web page designers from falsely describing their pages and obtaining a permanent, high ranking. This is why an entire industry exists to help website owners obtain high results page ranking. See page ranking, cloaking, shadow domain, meta tag, site map, surface Web, deep Web and social search engine.

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SISsite ranking
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