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Google Sitemaps: Great stats for your sites

Here is an entry from Sitepoint.. on Google Sitemaps.. I have it installed on my site here.. and the stats I get are damn good.. actually it wasnt really working at its best until today.. but now it is!

So anyone who wants to learn how to run the google sitemaps on drupal sites.. drop me a line and I will take you through it…

Google is now offering a new glimpse at exactly how their spider views your Website.

Try this:
1. Login to your Google account (AdWords, Gmail or Analytics)
2. Enter your Website URL at the bottom of this page.
3. Verify your Website by creating a uniquely-named, but empty HTML file and uploading it to your server. Click on the “verify” link to view instructions on how to do this. More info about verifying your site.
4. Click the “View stats” link

So what exactly can you find out?

* The most popular queries that your Website shows up for
* The top queries from which you get clickthroughs
* Crawl statistics: Pages succesfully crawled, pages blocked by robots.txt, pages that generated HTTP errors or were unreachable
* The PageRank distribution within your site
* Various indexing stats (pages indexed, etc.)

This is an awesome troubleshooting tool for all Webmasters, and something that hopefully the other search engines will copy soon.

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