Hand coding a sitemap tutorials?

Hello all,

I know I can generate a site map online. Which site would you recommend to do so?

More importantly are there ant recommendations for tutorials or books and hand coding your own?

thanx in advance

Patrick Chuprina

I’d recommend this one for generating a sitemap: Create your Google Sitemap Online - XML Sitemaps Generator

Wikipedia has a good overview of sitemaps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitemaps

I hand code my sitemap. As long as you are not auto-generating 100s of webpages a day, it is pretty simple and quick to do once you understand the general format.

Look at:
About Sitemaps - Webmaster Tools Help
This link will give you all the information you need. As with most google documentation, I think that it could be organised better, but within an hour or so, you should have your sitemap done.