Bing: XML Sitemaps Must Include Main Ranking & Category Pages

Bing’s Fabrice Canal said on Twitter “Sitemaps are a daily, and ideally real time, snapshots of all relevant pages of your sites.” “Sitemaps must include these main ranking pages,” he added. This was in response to Dawn Anderson posting something a development team told her.

Dawn wrote “Hey folks in the SEO space. I’ve just been advised by a dev team that they don’t include the main categories of the site (which are main ranking targets) in the XML sitemap because they’re not important enough pages? I dispute that vehemently. What say you?”

So yea, Fabrice has been involved in Bing Search since it was like MSN Search – since Microsoft first started working on its search engine. He knows a thing or two.

But if you want to have more fun and see the SEO community reaction to Dawn’s tweet, check it out on Twitter. I’ll embed some random ones:

Forum discussion at Twitter.


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