Google Adds Sitemaps Features

By Nathan Weinberg

Google has added some features to Sitemaps.

First off, you can now check your robots.txt file in Sitemaps. You can see whether your robots.txt file is blocking specific URLs, and why. Danny Sullivan explains that this feature just helps expose that the same syntax is interpreted different ways by different search engines, and we need to standardize things.

From the Sitemaps blog, here's the analysis of the robots.txt:

And the URL testing:

They've also released a feature that shows the most common words used on your site and in anchor text pointing at it. Here are my mine:

Common Words

In your site's content
google
blog
search
microsoft
news
windows
vista
blogs
weblog
wnbc
insidegoogle
switch
nathan
security
rss
marketing
weinberg
says
channel
engine
 
In external anchors to your site
insidegoogle
google
inside
blog
news
channel
insidemicrosoft
microsoft
the
businessbits
for
blognews
nathan
2005
society
junto
weinberg
links
com
blognewschannel
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February 7, 2006 by Nathan Weinberg in:

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