Google Sitemaps Accepts RSS and Atom Feeds

September 12, 2005

In addition to Google Site verification I also noticed today that Google sitemaps is now accepting formats other than their sitemaps protocol schmea.

Google sitemaps now accepts RSS 2.0 and Atom 0.3 feeds. They do recommend that you configure your feed to show all articles, not just the most recent ones.

They also accept a text file with one url per line. This is the same format that Yahoo is using for their new sitemaps feature.

And finally they also accept sitemaps in the OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) format. I'm not too familiar with this format yet.

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Pete: Thanks for mentioning that. I haven't bothered implementing sitemap support up to now, but this got me into gear.
Glad to be of help for you Roger.
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