May 24, 2006
In this post, we thought we'd answer a couple of the questions we've been seeing in the Google Group lately.
Why do I have to add my Sitemap file to my Google Sitemaps account? Can't I just link to it from my site?
There are several reasons we ask you to add the Sitemap file. Here are a couple of them:
- If you aren't yet indexed, submitting a Sitemap file lets us know about your site—you can proactively tell us about it rather than wait for us to find it.
- When you add your Sitemap file to your Google Sitemaps account, we can let you know if the file has any errors, and then you can resubmit the file once you've fixed the errors.