Free Blog Tools, Google Adsense, Sitemaps, SEO Tips
I discovered an interesting site called Smart IT. They have a lot of good information there about Google Sitemaps, SEO tips, Google Adsense and free tools that bloggers can use. It’s definitely worth a click.
Here is a useful gem about how to add your free hosted blog (such as Blogger users) to Google Sitemaps:
Free hosted content management systems like Blogger don’t allow the upload of XML sitemaps, but they may create a feed. Google’s Sitemap program accepts most feeds, so just submit your RSS or ATOM feed. This will not cover updates of older posts, but if the main page is popular and provides links to the archives, Googlebot will crawl all posts frequently.
If the free host adds nasty ads to every HTML page, try to create a plain text file with a list of your URLs, each URL in a new line. Google accepts every file extension for text sitemaps, so try different extensions until you find one which your free host doesn’t touch. I didn’t try whether Google accepts the misuse of common extensions or not, but perhaps using .gif or .jpeg will do the trick.