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    Help! Do XML files get indexed by Search engines??

    Hello,
    Please I recently got called on to develop a newsfeed for a news agency. I have been looking for the best format to store the news items so they can be easily indexed by search engines. I know i can store all the news in a database and run searches, but that would mean the news info on the site would not be indexed by search engines. So i now need to know if I can alternatively store this data in xml files and get their content indexed by search engines(google etc)
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    Google supports XML. Add "filetypeml" onto any query and you'll see.

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    but the question here is: if some other folk is just performing a search, would xml files pop up?
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    Yes. The addition of "filetype:" is just a restriction on the query. I used it to show you that xml files are indeed indexed. I figured some proof would be better than just responding "Yes."

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    Thanks a million.
    You've been a great help.
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