How to submit your sitemap to Google

So you’ve heard that it’s a good idea to submit your sitemap to Google because ‘SEO reasons’. But what does that even mean and how do you actually do it? Before we start, let’s just be clear on what some of the above words mean: Sitemap – in this case we are referring to a …

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Sitemaps and Sitemap Generators Explained Simply

A sitemap generator streamlines or automates the process of creating a sitemap. That sounds handy right? But what is a sitemap? And do you need a visual sitemap, an XML sitemap, or both? … Okay stay tuned, while it sounds like nerdy water-cooler chat for web developers, the high level concepts here are actually pretty …

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Making a Website: The Absolute Basics

If you are new to websites, here’s a quick article that will help you understand the very basics of what is required to make a website. Three things you need to make a website: A domain name This is the name of your website (also called the base URL, or the web address). E.g. writemaps.com …

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Information Architecture Made Easy With 3 Example Sitemaps

Information Architecture might sound big and confusing, but it’s really just organising information in a logical way so that people can find their way around and get what they need. Striding through the supermarket the other day, I could glance at the signs for each aisle, read the 4-5 categories for each, and easily skip …

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Planning a Website? Don’t forget these 3 things!

Just like balancing work and play, eating and exercise, nachos and cheese sauce, it’s important to have a balanced website. And it’s far easier if you get this right in the planning phase, so only minor adjustments are required as you go along. Whether you are a website maker working on your clients website, or …

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