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Google, Yahoo, Microsoft adopt same Web index tool – Sitemaps

Posted By Darren Rowse 17th of November 2006 Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

Quick news from today (thanks to Blaine for the tip):

“Search engine rivals Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up to make it easier for Web site owners to make sure their sites get included in the Web indexes, the companies are expected to announce Thursday.

The companies are adopting Google’s Sitemaps protocol, available since June 2005, that allows Web site owners to manually feed their pages to Google and to check whether their sites have been crawled. Web site owners have had to follow similar processes at each of the other major search engines separately.”

Read more at CNET

Looks like it’s going to become increasingly important to have Sitemaps set up on blogs.

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