a text link site map

Posted on 2005-04-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
Ok.. I have a site with some outbound links that vary on different pages.  They are text links (yes.. I have some graphic links but for the most part they are internal links).  what is meant by a

text link site map?  Would this be a list of all links on the entire site placed somewhere? a summary of the site's outbound links??  if not, I guess I am confused.

Question by:linque
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    Accepted Solution

    linque -

    Site maps are just that, pages of text links mapping the site.  Here are three examples , and

    They are used to provide the visitor with an understanding of a websites structure and (importantly for SEO) to make it easy for the SE bots to crawl the site.  It is essential to have a site map if the website uses some form of navigation for users that the SE bots can't follow, like certain Flash buttons for example.

    It is best practise to have a site map on any site that is more than a few pages.

    - duz


    Author Comment

    Well.. yes..  I understand about a site map for the website.  I thought this was something special about outbound text links and I could not see where mention of a sitemap fit into a discussion about outbound links.  I was wondering if it was some other sort of "site map"
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    linque -

    >I could not see where mention of a sitemap fit into a discussion about outbound links

    Neither could I but humeniuk is a very conscientious expert and sometimes includes additional information in his answers to help questioners as much as possible.

    - duz

    Author Comment

    ok thanks duz:  I was just being my usual confused self ;)  

    and it is ALWAYS appreciated to have any additional help.  I just couldn't see the forest for the trees

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