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Submitting SiteMap but not indexing RRS feed

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    I'm using the Webmaster tools and I'm adding a sitemap to my profile; www.irishheadstores.com/sitemap.txt, but this is having no affect on the amount of pages being indexed.

     

    I use this same sitemap with google and I have had no problems with it.

     

    If anybody has ideas that would be great as to why there are not more pages being indexed.

     

    Thanks

     

    Michael

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:17 AM

Answers

  • Submitting a sitemap does not guarantee that we will crawl or index more of your site. The only sure way of increasing indexing is by increasing your rank. I highly suggest reading the FAQs located at the top of the Indexing and Ranking forums to get a better understanding of how our crawler works and what you can do to help your site increase rank and indexing.


    Program Manager, Live Search Webmaster Tools
    • Proposed as answer by Brett Yount Monday, February 2, 2009 3:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by Brett Yount Friday, February 13, 2009 1:54 PM
    Monday, February 2, 2009 3:22 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Unfortunately, our tool currently only accepts .xml sitemaps.

     

     

    Brett

     

    • Unmarked as answer by LucidLTD Monday, February 2, 2009 10:13 AM
    Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:01 AM
  • That's great thank you, I'll try that now!

    Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:45 AM
  • Hi,
     
    I tried this but it has had no affect on the amount of pages indexed or to the search results.

    Any ideas on anything else I could try?

    Thanks

    Michael
    Monday, February 2, 2009 10:02 AM
  • Submitting a sitemap does not guarantee that we will crawl or index more of your site. The only sure way of increasing indexing is by increasing your rank. I highly suggest reading the FAQs located at the top of the Indexing and Ranking forums to get a better understanding of how our crawler works and what you can do to help your site increase rank and indexing.


    Program Manager, Live Search Webmaster Tools
    • Proposed as answer by Brett Yount Monday, February 2, 2009 3:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by Brett Yount Friday, February 13, 2009 1:54 PM
    Monday, February 2, 2009 3:22 PM