XML Sitemaps

It is hard for search engines to grasp the tens of millions posts at WordPress.com, so we’re giving them a hand.

I’ve always wished to start the week with a new SEO feature. That’s why we have an early Monday surprise for you — XML Sitemaps for all WordPress.com blogs.

From the Sitemaps.org website:

Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling.

Translated that means that search engines have a better idea of your content and might start to send more traffic to you.

The funny thing is that you don’t have to inform anybody, because we will do it automatically for you. A sitemap file is available to every search engine that supports the protocol including Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask.com, and others.

Now, feel free to write a new post to deserve the increased attention by the search engines. 😉


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  1. janetching

    Great stuff : ) I have moved from blogger to wordpress only for 2 weeks or so and am very happy with it. Many thanks!

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  2. reckonerz

    thanks.. hats off..

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  3. Karen

    Fantastic. Thanks a lot.

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  5. Shakan97

    Thanks, Good stuff! Awesome =D

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  6. Lilja

    Good idea. It’s nice to have feature like that 😉

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  7. thespiritdog

    woof woof woof woof woof !!!! ( Translation) You guys are the best !!!!

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  8. papundits

    Hey, Super!!!
    Thank you very much.
    Ed

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  9. Tony Whitson

    Георги, We have the option to have our blogs visible but blocked from the search engines. I have different blogs that are and are not blocked that way, and it seems to work just as desired. I am sure that WordPress does not propagate this sitemap feature for blogs that have been set to block the search engines.

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  10. Mark

    thanks.. the hits have already shot up on my blog 😉

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  11. OPENGIGA

    thanks for the great updates

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  12. jonturkler

    thnks

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  13. fortsmithrealestate

    This really is some great news that will be very helpful to us all.

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  14. nicereddy

    My hits have lowered! OMG lol probably just because it’s tuesday and tuesday’s are always slow! I don’t fully understand it but if I read or 1 or 2 more times I think I’ll get what your talking about!
    RED OUT

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  15. Melana

    Thanks you for the support!

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  16. Christian López Espínola

    I’ve seen more visits too in past two days… Great feature!

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  17. fcassis

    Thanksmerciobrigadachokrangraciasdjinkujearigatodanke
    🙂

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  18. sarisaritots

    great! =)

    Maraming salamat… (Thank you…)

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  19. Jimmy

    Thanks! That’s a great news. 🙂

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  20. Solo

    Sounds like a good feature to me! Thanks guys!

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  21. mashlima

    Many thanks 🙂

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  22. timhorsburgh

    Awesome.

    I SEO a beautiful future ahead…

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  23. furious buddha

    Seriously, I’m getting all sorts of new traffic. Whatever you tech wizards did, it was effective. Thanks.
    Winson Delgado

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  25. mon@rch

    The best thing I have heard in a long time! Thanks Guys!

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  26. jaredb.

    huzzah!!!

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  27. nonnie9999

    damn, more traffic? now i will have to get dressed and put on makeup to blog! 🙄

    ps. thanks to the hard-working wordpress kids who keep this place going. 😉

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  28. cloaknbadger

    Thanks man. Looks good!

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  29. Mary Pasicatan

    Awesome!! Now I can get more work….

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  30. within6degrees

    Thanks! You guys are awesome! 🙂

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  31. jaredb.

    and I wrote a tutorial on how to add your sitemap to Google’s Webmaster tools, see http://jaredbrodsky.com/2008/06/17/new-wordpress-xml-sitemaps-and-google/

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  32. Jeremy

    AWESOME!!

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  33. Jan Turner

    You creative geniuses have some pretty dynamic momentum going. Thanks for everything. Jan

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  34. Tyas

    You guys never stop, don’t you 😉
    Thanks…

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  35. ircopcito

    Nice, good work.
    Cya!.-

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  36. 123kreditkarte

    Awesome – Thanks a lot

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  37. 1chica

    This is really nice news – thanks

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  38. Ed

    woot! thanks guys, part of the reason I use you to publish my blog is that the network and the programming you create DOES get such good search engine rankings…….

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  39. Grace

    Fabulous. Thanks, guys.

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  40. Jonathan Tardif

    Thanks very much! You guys rock.

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  41. deftoned

    Good news! Now if only the Possibly related posts feature worked better….

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  42. gitarTELi

    nice!

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  43. vnwallpapers

    Oh oh la la a ! Power Full Blog !

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  44. loyalpk

    it’s actually working i just searched my blog and amazingly all are being updated in the search engine…….hmmm, great addition 😉

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  45. europeanfootballcup

    thank you WP. 🙂 keep going on.

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  46. atikokan

    this is fantastic – great news for all wordpress junkies!

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  47. mclearskin

    Thanks for the good news, Nikolay!
    Have a great day!

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  48. robinpullen

    Hey Matt

    You seem to be the only proactive responce… on the responces…

    Kepp it up dude! Thanks for the tips.

    A Novice today… may be nobel in the future. It’s a really small(er) world.
    Ciao

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  49. snowdobby

    Awesome! Great Job!!

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  50. ipk4cumlaude

    Cool….

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  51. Aitor de la Morena

    Thanks! SEO is always great 😉

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  52. Nevis

    Great idea! So this is brand new to WordPress?

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  53. peixesloucos

    once again, i am happy and proud to be wordpress user…

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  54. Helen Todd

    love the update and especially the part that it will be done automatically!! thanks!!

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  55. hal786

    cool..

    it would be better if it could work for our old posts aswell

    ———not just for the new posts

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  56. Jas

    To see the sitemap go to: link-to-your-blog.wordpress.com/sitemap.xml 😉

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  57. axinia

    It works!!! I also noticed that and was wondering why the visits number increased that much 🙂
    keep up the great job!
    I LOVE WORDPRESS 🙂

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  58. qbit

    Great feature, indeed.

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  59. Sah War

    That`s one of those features that WordPress.com blogs really needed! Many thanks for the SEO updates with the new XML Sitemaps! Keep up the awesome work!

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  60. pgsulins

    perfect, good work.

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  61. calmixx

    Definately already seeing a traffic increase !
    I better sweep up in here.

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  62. DR

    Love you guys

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  63. Simply Sue

    You’re the greatest! I’m new to WordPress so look forward to the added benes.

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  64. eddyk

    Thank you very much, well done: hits are rocketing!!

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  65. igorcant

    Wow. I didn’t expect visitors! I guess I better spruce things up. Thanks WordPress.com!

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  66. Neuromancer

    you mised the bit to verify the sitemaps with out this its a waste of space get a grip

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  67. Mr.Rockmantico

    como mola!

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  68. Nate Desmond

    Thanks! :O

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  69. Madronna Holden

    Great. I wondered where all that new search engine traffic was coming from yesterday and today. Thank you.

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  70. Amanda

    Thanks! Thats great news.

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  71. Tom OKeefe

    Great new feature!

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  72. DAVE ID

    I go under for a few days and I come back to new goodies. Always a good thing.

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  73. buzu

    Great news… I hope I can get more traffic.

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  75. puppydazzles

    So that’s why I suddenly have a bunch of visitors to my site. Thank you for all that you are doing to get us SEO.

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  76. xtrementalist

    uhummm…

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  77. tampos

    nice

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  78. pKay

    Haha… so no need to do anything and all of this is done behind the scenes automatically!? EXCELLENT!!!!

    Great job!!

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  79. sankz

    Kewl…
    You guyz rock…

    🙂

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  80. pubdomains

    Tough I am yet to see any change in traffic on the blog, introduction of sitemaps is certainly a welcome addition on wordpress!!!

    Good job!!

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  81. rillys

    wow…i`m waiting for this news….thanks a lot…great news…and great job…

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  82. brownbookproject

    just as I’ve started and have been learning about this you do it for me and save me the trouble. cheers.

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  83. Polonicul Mov

    thanks and well done. it really works, i’m getting alot of wierd searches

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  84. peacefulone

    Divine! I Love it! Love it! I Love WordPress! Nick, Mark…the bunch of y’all…and I keep you in my prayers!

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  85. Sahil Bhalla

    Wow. Awesome news!

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  86. viswabharathi

    Real stuff. thankz

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  87. bri4n5

    Thanks 🙂 useful feature!

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  88. Kathryn

    I am really really happy to hear that. I have been in a rut for about 4 months now. I just can’t seem to go above a certain number with my visitors, no matter what I do. This should help a tremendously.

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  89. Niles Gibbs

    There is now a sitemap.xml file in your root directory.

    So http://example.wordpress.com/sitemap.xml

    or

    http://example.com/sitemap.xml for us domain mappers. 😉

    Be Happy@

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  91. Mark Shaw

    You guys are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much.

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  92. windwhisperer

    that’s awesome ! Thx
    j.

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  93. kmpfurniture

    Good news

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  94. Origen

    THANKS !

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  95. tanekakoko

    Thanks. Its great because some of my older posts are now getting traffic. Its nice to know that some-one other than Full Metal Alchemist fans are reading my posts! 🙂

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  96. latestnewsheadlines

    thanks buddy… but as per my knowledge this is not a new but a old concept. Neways seems that most people do not know about it.

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  98. Elsie

    That’s totally cool!!!! Thank you much for this!!!! Awesome 🙂

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  99. Rashid Faridi

    GOOD.

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  100. austyfrosty

    Thats awesome!

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