__/ [Borek] on Thursday 01 September 2005 23:38 \__
> On Fri, 02 Sep 2005 00:16:23 +0200, Carol W <from_you@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Also, while waiting, create a site map - either thoruhg the program
>> Google offers or on your own - and link to it from your main page.
>> This way when the spiders do come to your site then you can help lead
>> them to various pages and sections of your site without relying solely
>> on them following your navigation links and finding pages that way.
> While you have been away, new kid appeared on the block - sitemaps
> submitted to Google as either text files with a list of urls, or xml
> file with the list. While they are not guaranteed to work, they should
> - in theory - help Google index all the pages on the site, no matter
> how they are linked.
> They seem to be still in beta, although they are already several
> months old.
It sometimes seems to me like the majority of Google features and services
are in beta, perhaps for legal reasons. Speaking of betas, I think Flickr
is still in beta, even though it's been year/s and Yahoo now own them.
The point I am trying to make is that the 'beta factor' should not be a
deterrent. It is no implication of incapability. If something breaks, it
allows the culprit to point at that little Greek letter and say "L@@K!".
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