Google Sitemaps gives webmasters the ability to affect how the content on their website is indexed by Google. They provide an additional layer of SEO to a website, potentially improving a site’s presence in Google’s index. The following is a snip from Google’s “About” page explaining their Sitemaps program:
“Sitemaps provide additional information about your site to Google, complementing our normal methods of crawling the web. We expect they will help us crawl more of your site and in a more timely fashion, but we can’t guarantee that URLs from your Sitemap will be added to the Google index. Sites are never penalized for submitting Sitemaps.”
This MOD is a rewrite of one written by a fellow Snitz user. I added an Administratin panel to allow users to have more control over how their sitemaps are generated. I also added an XSL file to style the generated XML file for enhanced viewing in a browser.
This first screenshot shows the main configuration panel. In it, the Snitz Admin can customize the common general settings for the MOD.
In this image, you see the list of the current pages (in addition to the forum topics) that have been added to the sitemap.
This is the panel which the Admin uses to add more pages to the sitemap.
This page allows the admin to see a visual display of their sitemap, styled to make it more readable.
As above, except in this view, the page titles (or topic titles) are used instead of the URLs.