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HTML5 Boilerplate Web Development by Divya Manian

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Making your site more visible on search engines

While the content of your website matters the most, making sure everything else supports better visibility of the content on search engines is important too. The following sections explain some ways you can do this.

Directing search spiders to your site map

Site maps inform search engines of the existence of pages within your site that are otherwise not discoverable; perhaps they are not linked to from other pages on your site, or from external sites.

Some CMSs provide plugins to generate site maps, listed at code.google.com/p/sitemap-generators/wiki/SitemapGenerators, or you can write one yourself using the guidelines at www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html.

Once you have written your site map, you can let ...

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