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    Default What happend to the Create a Site Map for Search Engines option?

    Hi,
    Does anyone have the Create a Site Map for Search Engines check box in their Publish Settings dialog box?
    It has disappeared from mine, I'm not getting any exposure for search engine listings.

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    Do't ever remember seeing this.....I checked on my NOF10 version and it's not there either.....
    Easy enough to generate sitemap using (there are many) something like https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/
    You will need to submut using a Google Webmaster account (which you will find beneficial anyway).

    Some hosting companies (eg the one I use Heartinternet.uk) have a button to generate sitemap and submit to Google all in one go....

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    This is from the NOF online documentation:

    Creating a Site Map for Search Engines

    This option allows you to create a map of your site's URLs when you publish your site remotely. After you have defined the server profiles and are ready to publish your site on a remote server, you may enable this option on the Publish Settings dialog to create a site map on the published site.

    Follow these steps to activate this option:

    Open the site in NetObjects Fusion.
    Click Tools > Options > Current Site. The "Current Site Options" dialog appears.
    Click the Site Traffic tab.
    Check the Create a Site Map for Search Engines option on the bottom of the dialog.
    Open the site in Publish View.
    Click on the Publish button. The "Publish Site" dialog appears.
    Click on the Publish Settings button to the right of the Publish Profile. The "Publish Settings" dialog appears.
    Type in the Live URL in the Live URL field.

    Note: This step is required.

    Click Close

    Now, you can publish your site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atscomms View Post
    Hi,
    Does anyone have the Create a Site Map for Search Engines check box in their Publish Settings dialog box?
    It has disappeared from mine, I'm not getting any exposure for search engine listings.
    It does not matter much anymore.
    Google and all the followers (Yahoo, MSN, excite, lycos, askjeeves) are now indexing websites according to whether the website is responsive or not.
    Not responsive, your website will MAYBE, perhaps, in all probabilities be the first after the last responsive site in the search results.

    Try to distinguish yourself by your website content, not by keywords, meta tags, SEO's and other tricks!
    Good luck!

    Like always, less is more.
    John - I am born to tease, not to please.
    For NOF beginners: read everything here and practice on mock web sites first.
    Before asking a question, search to see if it has not been asked and answered already.

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    In addition to the Live URL field, the WiKi specifies the additional required step of checking the Create Site Map box, if it were visible. I remember it being there, and there are sitemap.xml and robots.txt files in the root directory dated April 2016.

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    You can always fool Google into passing the Responsiveness test by adding a few lines of code to the Master border html on the landing page.

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    Yes, That's it.
    It's not where the WiKi says it is.
    Thanks

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