Yahoo and Microsoft Adopt Google Sitemaps Protocol

By Nathan Weinberg

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have announced the adoption of the same sitemap protocol, one that will make it easier for search engines to index websites. The protocol: The Google Sitemaps one, meaning basically Google convinced the others that it was better to standardize than confuse webmasters. The universal Sitemaps protocol now calls its home, and is shared under a Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License, meaning other search engines (cough,, cough) can jump right in.

Hopefully this will be more successful than the last collaboration, nofollow, turned out to be.

November 16, 2006 by Nathan Weinberg in:

One Response to “Yahoo and Microsoft Adopt Google Sitemaps Protocol”

  1. Hong Xiaowan, hongxiaowan Says:
    Sitebases, the next protocol after Sitemaps
    It can save the time and press for the search engine, also for the websites.
    It can bring new search engine that named Search Engine 2.0.
    Using Sitebases protocol, will save 95% bandwidth above. It is another sample for long tail theory.
    In this protocol, I suggested that all search engine can share their Big Sitebases each other, so the webmaster just need to submit their Sitebases to one Search Engine.
    And I suggested that all search engines can open their search API for free and unlimited using.

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