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    sitemap

    Should a site map be indexed by search engines or only follow links found on that page?

    And if only to be followed by SE, then add noidex tag to the page?

    In sum, is there a need to have the sitemap indexed and cached by SE?

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    If it indexes then only it can follow the links.

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    You should also have a Sitemap for good SEO. This provides the search engine a quick and easy way to index every page on your website (or at least the main ones). It is also an advantage for dynamic websites, or websites that Google quites before indexing everything.

    You want the engines to index the links on the Sitemap! I believe that this SP article mentions using sitemaps:

    http://www.sitepoint.com/article/opt...web-developers

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    You should design your site with humans in mind, not the search engines. If you design a good sitemap that will allow your users to navigate your site easily then you will have created a sitemap that will allow search engines to index your site thoroughly.


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