Google, Microsoft, Yahoo all Agree?

Well when it comes to sitemaps, Google set the standard and everyone is going to follow along.  The standard that they released under a creative commons license was the Sitemap 0.84 XML protocol.  My blog currently automatically creates a sitemap using this standard whenever I make a post so I will benefit from more search engines using this technology.  With things like sitemaps, I find that there is no reason for each search engine to create their own standard and thus this standard from Google is such a great idea.  I’ll have to watch my logs to see if Microsoft or Yahoo’s crawlers will pick up on my sitemap, and actually use it.
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4 thoughts on “Google, Microsoft, Yahoo all Agree?”

  1. Hopefully the rest of the search engines will join in soon. I have been noticing during last few months that my sitemaps were already accssed by both Yaho and MSN. Intially I thought it was a mistake but after reading your post it suddenly made sense. Great Website Matthew, I am becoming a fan of yours!

  2. Hi Manojit, for the search boxes.. you can check out the links I have posted here.

    For the Microsoft Live Search boxes :

    For the Yahoo Search boxes :

    <form method=”get” action=””>
    <input type=”text” name=”p” />
      <input type=”submit” value=”Search Yahoo!” />

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