Question: If you upload your XML site map onto your website, where is the best place to house it on your site? Can you load it as a page that is not visible by the people going to your site?
Answer: The XML sitemap is supposed to be in the ROOT directory as in http://www.jasonmcdonald.org/sitemap.xml. You can and should also a) include a reference to it in your robots.txt, and b) tell Google about it in Webmaster tools.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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