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Google Sitemaps Accepts RSS and Atom Feeds

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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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Google Sitemaps Accepts RSS and Atom Feeds was first published on September 12, 2005.

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Comments

Pete: Thanks for mentioning that. I haven't bothered implementing sitemap support up to now, but this got me into gear.
by Roger Benningfield on 09/13/2005 at 11:15:13 AM UTC
Glad to be of help for you Roger.
by Pete Freitag on 09/13/2005 at 11:35:33 AM UTC
tFFNKT just say yup hey!!! wanted to ,
by halved on 08/16/2007 at 1:28:16 PM UTC