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. Cross

    Really Amazing feature! Waiting for this 4 so long..

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  2. veronikab

    Fantastic, thanks!

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  3. satuh

    it’s a great news. Sitemaps team is the best.

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  4. goldenheart888

    Well Yeeaaah for sitemaps. It’s always good news to know that another lil
    technological whidget or tidbit might help the world to locate what it’s
    looking for. There are various signs of intelligent life in these millions of
    pages. Hopefully they will be found faster and easier now. Thanks again.

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  5. paragpattani

    Hey, thanks a ton. Greatly appreciated.

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  6. Angry Chinese Driver

    I’ve gotten a lot more hits, too!

    Great, thanks a lot.

    P.S. FYI to everyone, tags don’t really make a difference in traffic. I deleted all of mine because I didn’t like to see them in posts and traffic has not decreased one bit.

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  7. khalifavi

    cool, i have no idea what this means, but it looks good 🙂

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  8. VirtualAssistant

    Yay! Thanks any help with web marketing and getting in the search engines is always welcome!

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  11. Kevin Paquet

    Another reason that made me think of moving to WP.Com all my live blogs and pay for the domain mapping. ^^,)
    Hmm.. Let me think about it..

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  13. Michael Coates

    Yay!

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  14. lefunes

    Excellent!
    You can improve by adding more importance to pages that the post (or better if you can select in particular for each)

    Greetings

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  15. knight0fkh0nshu

    I just wished mine would go up, lol. Although I just started mine a couple of days ago, so it’ll probably take some time to get it up and going 🙂

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  16. Macho Moderno

    cool

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  17. bosco899

    sweet i need more views. Thanks 😉

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  18. Author

    Souns good to me!

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  19. jeroendemiranda

    good news to add this feature! thanks!

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  20. hamas gaza

    Thanks!

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  22. cesazka

    sounds pretty…!

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  24. spiritualfoods

    Hi,
    Its Great! Marvelous.Wonderful. I hope everyone will be benefited.

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  25. mann04

    Thank …

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  26. Farzad

    Thanks dude 😉 WordPress is absolutley Fantaboulus…LOL

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  27. vraei7

    NICE…

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  28. naturalherbalz

    Great Tool to make the most from SEO source!

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  29. sulochanosho

    Greart to know the xml site map auto facility. Ultimately the contents should have more and more hits – all needed strategies are to be incorporated. We need to keep the search engines ‘happy’ to do this job. We need to be more ‘search engine friendly’ and we need to speak the same ‘search engine’ language. The movement in this direction from WordPress is very much appreciated. After all enhancing the wider globasl access and hits is the test – then only WordPress goes WorldPress really.

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  30. henraf

    good job Niko!!!

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  31. mytunebd

    A feature I have been waiting for so long.It’s working and boosted my blog traffic like a rocket.Thanks wordpress for your continuous effort to make wordpress more and more rich.

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  32. munggur

    the traffic is increasing than before on my blog too 🙂 WP Rock! Awesome.

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  33. blondeaffiliates

    I really don’t know what this means technically, but if it will bring visitors to our blogs then AWESOME! Thanks, Carla

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  34. thelegacyx4

    freakin’ sweet!

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  35. orkut 123

    Thanks..muito obrigado! hehe..portuguese! =D
    😀

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  36. aytugakdoganodullu1seoyarismasiveyurttabarisdunya

    thanks

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  37. Shirley

    You guys are amazing. Thank you.

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  38. john armstrong

    me like 🙂

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  39. ioannisspyr

    Thank you very much. -:)
    I.S.

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  40. msimsims

    Thank You Very much.

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  41. ash037

    thanks wordpress!

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  42. Nita

    I don’t understand the technical stuff, but I think search engines will find us easier now. In fact I too have noticed more visibility on google.

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  43. domainblog

    Sweet! 😀

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  44. saludalavida

    great. thanks. It is a piece of evicence pointing to the fact that wordpress is the best blogserver on the net today!. thanks again

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  45. Yellow Crown

    Cool! I always knew that switching to WordPress was the best! 😀

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  46. shamekh

    very very nice

    thank you

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  47. MindCrap

    this real nice…
    thanks a lot

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  48. sawungjati

    thnks

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  49. Klaus Alrutz

    Very good news.

    Best regards from Hildesheim/Lower Saxony/Germany

    Klaus Alrutz

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  50. voucherflash

    yes,…great job…thanks too 🙂

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  51. Agustian

    great!
    nice info, thanx

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  52. smlbetsy

    WordPress really spans the gap between the techies and the nontechies…having automatic sitemaps is just another example! Thanks WordPress!

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  53. biochemistryquestions

    Awesome! I was thinking yesterday in finding information about sitemaps, because my blog is the first page of google search (when using the appropriate words for the search) but it is no even in the first 5 pages of yahoo when I do the search with the same words. I was reading that sitemap could be the answer. Thanks you very much for the improvement!

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  54. silentboys

    yeah… 😀

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  55. Teguh Iman Prasetya

    awesome

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  56. Gurindam Jiwa

    I see some new subtle improvements today. Very nicely done.

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  57. washwords

    ummm, sorry to be the newbie here, not quite sure I get it… one more time, please. what exactly will this do? (and does this have anything to do with why tags are now showing on each blog post, or is that something else.

    thanks? 🙂 no really, i’m very happy here. I’m sure whatever you did is good. just not quite sure i follow thanks, washwords

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  59. maikeru76

    That’s great. Another good idea from the WordPress people

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  60. 4wrdthnkndad

    Thanks, that is great news.

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  61. Rolly

    Flippin AWESOME… thanks guys and gals, keep up the great work!

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  62. Rae of Stuff Fly People Like

    Love it!! Good Job WP!!

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  63. David Castillo

    yeah!! wordpress is the max!! 🙂 thanks for the new feature (it will very useful for my blog)

    Regards

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  64. isroi

    Thanks a lot,
    It’s great work

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  65. Κική Τριανταφύλλη

    It sounds great!!! Bravo, bravo, bravo…

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  66. abhishekdaaga

    Cool., this will really increase traffic on wordpress blogs

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  67. Jpop4U

    Mahalo for that great feature.

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  68. jasmaniacs

    Great feature. Thank you.

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  69. dr18

    Our world is nice. people are hopeful.

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  70. Woeful

    I’ve been hoping that you guys would offer something like this. Thanks!

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  71. robertpaul

    Yes, I found how important sitemaps are when building a website. They are not just to trawl more hits, they are also about quality. That’s great because all we bloggers now have to raise our standards. So that is a good thing to keep the level of quality for wordpress readers.
    Well done WordPress.

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  72. onlyagenius

    Good Idea!

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  73. bodge101

    hey, well done!

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  74. 124c41

    Oh, that’s a nice feature. For my own-hosted blogs I use the XML Sitemaps plugin and it works really good, but on WordPress.com I missed it.

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  75. Antonia Teixeira

    Spectacular! Thanks bunches.

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  76. buythisbanner

    Its really great to have sitemap…Now search engines can easily index the pages.

    But How you managed these list pages for xml sitemap? Should pages have limit?

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  78. theinnercircle

    Good going chaps 😉

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  79. nakederic

    I’m happy. Now I’m off to start a blog about how happy I am. This is super news. Are you lying to me? Sorry about that. I didn’t mean to be rude. I’ll stop typing now.

    -NE

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  80. ahamouda

    Great, but some important things are missing.
    in a sitemap we should be able to tell how important are pages relatively, how to do that ?
    Besides, submitting a sitemap, to google for example, gives you access to some important data google has on your blog, with your solution, this data is definetly lost.
    Hope this is to be solved soon !

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  81. savride

    And where is champagne?

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  83. godsmasterplan

    Awesome,

    I don’t know where I’ve been? I’ve been following WordPress articles for a while, not sure why I didn’t see before today get into the blogging phenomenon here! Just read about sitemap, I think that’s awesome! Keep of the good work

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  84. رسول وحدتی

    very good … (-:

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  86. Teapot Army

    Sweeeet.

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  87. arifn

    nice jobs.. thanks a lot… 😀

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  88. magiashok

    wow….. great news, it is very helpful for our search engine.

    Thank you

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  89. marcl1969

    I recently moved here from Yahoo 360. what a change! a far better platform and the features just keep getting better!

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  90. guideforlife

    Great Feature! Keep up the Good work Guys!

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  91. jokorb

    Well done!. Cherr….! 🙂

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  92. draabe

    This is great news.

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  93. Opa

    Impressive! And it’s still free…

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  94. st. kelsie j.

    thanks for another amazing feature.

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  95. Satrenix

    great feature
    thanks 🙂

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  96. aminhashemi

    Persian: Ey val baba hal dadid!

    En: Great, Good work!

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  97. mike318

    super!!

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  98. rbjtimban

    wp, u deserve thumbs up. good work.

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  99. dungarvanlive

    Brilliant…..cant wait for adsense now 😛

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  100. josepheulo

    Thank you WordPress

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