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sitemaps - should we be using Google's sitemaps

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JJ
I'm playing aournd with my first asp.net 2.0 web site and looking at the
Web.sitemap file.

It seems there's a lot of publicity at the moment about Google's sitemaps
and how they are supposed to get your site more likely to be indexed.

Do we therefore use Googles, the standard web.sitemap file, or both??
If anyone has used the Google version, is there any way of getting it to
work with the TreeView and SiteMapPath controls?

JJ
Jul 8 '06 #1
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The ASP.NET 2.0 Web.sitemap has absolutely NOTHING to do with a google
sitemap. Yes, google sitemaps work, when properly constructed.
Peter

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http://www.eggheadcafe.com
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"JJ" wrote:
I'm playing aournd with my first asp.net 2.0 web site and looking at the
Web.sitemap file.

It seems there's a lot of publicity at the moment about Google's sitemaps
and how they are supposed to get your site more likely to be indexed.

Do we therefore use Googles, the standard web.sitemap file, or both??
If anyone has used the Google version, is there any way of getting it to
work with the TreeView and SiteMapPath controls?

JJ
Jul 9 '06 #2

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You're kind of comparing apples to oranges.
Google's site maps serve a fairly different purpose than ASP.NET's site
maps.
Generally ASP.NET's site maps are not directly exposed to the internet, they
are just used for internal plumbing.
I can envision writing some code that reads ASP.NET's site map and outputs a
dynamic Google site map. That might be cool.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net

"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:O5**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
I'm playing aournd with my first asp.net 2.0 web site and looking at the
Web.sitemap file.

It seems there's a lot of publicity at the moment about Google's sitemaps
and how they are supposed to get your site more likely to be indexed.

Do we therefore use Googles, the standard web.sitemap file, or both??
If anyone has used the Google version, is there any way of getting it to
work with the TreeView and SiteMapPath controls?

JJ

Jul 9 '06 #3

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JJ
I might do just that....

I'll let you know how I get on. Incidentally, what are the security concerns
if you do allow web access to your asp .net sitemap file?

JJ

"Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD]" <St***@Orr.netwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
You're kind of comparing apples to oranges.
Google's site maps serve a fairly different purpose than ASP.NET's site
maps.
Generally ASP.NET's site maps are not directly exposed to the internet,
they are just used for internal plumbing.
I can envision writing some code that reads ASP.NET's site map and outputs
a dynamic Google site map. That might be cool.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net

"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:O5**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I'm playing aournd with my first asp.net 2.0 web site and looking at the
Web.sitemap file.

It seems there's a lot of publicity at the moment about Google's sitemaps
and how they are supposed to get your site more likely to be indexed.

Do we therefore use Googles, the standard web.sitemap file, or both??
If anyone has used the Google version, is there any way of getting it to
work with the TreeView and SiteMapPath controls?

JJ


Jul 9 '06 #4

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As long as it's read-only access I can't think of very many security
concerns unless you're taking advantage of some of the advanced features
such as role filtering.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net
"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:ea**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I might do just that....

I'll let you know how I get on. Incidentally, what are the security
concerns if you do allow web access to your asp .net sitemap file?

JJ

"Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD]" <St***@Orr.netwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>You're kind of comparing apples to oranges.
Google's site maps serve a fairly different purpose than ASP.NET's site
maps.
Generally ASP.NET's site maps are not directly exposed to the internet,
they are just used for internal plumbing.
I can envision writing some code that reads ASP.NET's site map and
outputs a dynamic Google site map. That might be cool.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net

"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:O5**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I'm playing aournd with my first asp.net 2.0 web site and looking at the
Web.sitemap file.

It seems there's a lot of publicity at the moment about Google's
sitemaps and how they are supposed to get your site more likely to be
indexed.

Do we therefore use Googles, the standard web.sitemap file, or both??
If anyone has used the Google version, is there any way of getting it to
work with the TreeView and SiteMapPath controls?

JJ



Jul 9 '06 #5

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JJ
Thats what I thought.

I've found this code by Bertrand Le Roy
http://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/archiv...02/432188.aspx
- that generates the google sitemap from the current web.sitemap. It even
gets the lastmoddate from the physical file if it isn't set.
I think I'll use something like this to handle Google sitemap, and use the
asp web.sitemap for generating menus etc.

JJ

"Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD]" <St***@Orr.netwrote in message
news:OD**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
As long as it's read-only access I can't think of very many security
concerns unless you're taking advantage of some of the advanced features
such as role filtering.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net
"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:ea**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I might do just that....

I'll let you know how I get on. Incidentally, what are the security
concerns if you do allow web access to your asp .net sitemap file?

JJ

"Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD]" <St***@Orr.netwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>You're kind of comparing apples to oranges.
Google's site maps serve a fairly different purpose than ASP.NET's site
maps.
Generally ASP.NET's site maps are not directly exposed to the internet,
they are just used for internal plumbing.
I can envision writing some code that reads ASP.NET's site map and
outputs a dynamic Google site map. That might be cool.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net

"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:O5**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
I'm playing aournd with my first asp.net 2.0 web site and looking at
the Web.sitemap file.

It seems there's a lot of publicity at the moment about Google's
sitemaps and how they are supposed to get your site more likely to be
indexed.

Do we therefore use Googles, the standard web.sitemap file, or both??
If anyone has used the Google version, is there any way of getting it
to work with the TreeView and SiteMapPath controls?

JJ



Jul 9 '06 #6

P: n/a
JJ
Actually I think I see what you may mean and what the security concerns
are....

If I have limited access pages, should I include them in my web.sitemap
file?
If my menu system feeds of my web.sitemap, how could I only show those menu
items that an authorised user should see.....??


"Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD]" <St***@Orr.netwrote in message
news:OD**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
As long as it's read-only access I can't think of very many security
concerns unless you're taking advantage of some of the advanced features
such as role filtering.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net
"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:ea**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I might do just that....

I'll let you know how I get on. Incidentally, what are the security
concerns if you do allow web access to your asp .net sitemap file?

JJ

"Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD]" <St***@Orr.netwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>You're kind of comparing apples to oranges.
Google's site maps serve a fairly different purpose than ASP.NET's site
maps.
Generally ASP.NET's site maps are not directly exposed to the internet,
they are just used for internal plumbing.
I can envision writing some code that reads ASP.NET's site map and
outputs a dynamic Google site map. That might be cool.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net

"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:O5**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
I'm playing aournd with my first asp.net 2.0 web site and looking at
the Web.sitemap file.

It seems there's a lot of publicity at the moment about Google's
sitemaps and how they are supposed to get your site more likely to be
indexed.

Do we therefore use Googles, the standard web.sitemap file, or both??
If anyone has used the Google version, is there any way of getting it
to work with the TreeView and SiteMapPath controls?

JJ



Jul 9 '06 #7

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JJ,
the business rule is simple: If you don't want the googlebot to index a
page, don't include it in your sitemap.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"JJ" wrote:
Actually I think I see what you may mean and what the security concerns
are....

If I have limited access pages, should I include them in my web.sitemap
file?
If my menu system feeds of my web.sitemap, how could I only show those menu
items that an authorised user should see.....??


"Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD]" <St***@Orr.netwrote in message
news:OD**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
As long as it's read-only access I can't think of very many security
concerns unless you're taking advantage of some of the advanced features
such as role filtering.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net
"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:ea**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I might do just that....

I'll let you know how I get on. Incidentally, what are the security
concerns if you do allow web access to your asp .net sitemap file?

JJ

"Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD]" <St***@Orr.netwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
You're kind of comparing apples to oranges.
Google's site maps serve a fairly different purpose than ASP.NET's site
maps.
Generally ASP.NET's site maps are not directly exposed to the internet,
they are just used for internal plumbing.
I can envision writing some code that reads ASP.NET's site map and
outputs a dynamic Google site map. That might be cool.

--
I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net

"JJ" <ab*@xyz.comwrote in message
news:O5**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
I'm playing aournd with my first asp.net 2.0 web site and looking at
the Web.sitemap file.

It seems there's a lot of publicity at the moment about Google's
sitemaps and how they are supposed to get your site more likely to be
indexed.

Do we therefore use Googles, the standard web.sitemap file, or both??
If anyone has used the Google version, is there any way of getting it
to work with the TreeView and SiteMapPath controls?

JJ




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