Thanks for the input, guys. I always use text links as well as
javascript or flash, so that resolves that problem, but your other
points are well-taken.

Laurence


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> Hi Laurence
> Re: the comment on giving "precedence" to sites that submit to Google (
> sitemap) Not quite what I meant to infer. My understanding is that by
> submitting a site to Google helps robots to indexed your site ? Making a
> site more Google "friendly". A sitemap is extra information to have about
> your site, its not required nor does it override the information found
> through crawling the internet. The value of submitting ensures that new
> and changed URLs get into the index as fast as possible and also pages
> with content that might attract only a few users .
> A site map ( on the site) enhances the useability of a website. --- Kathy
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> "LBA" <webdesigns@no2spamabramsnet.com> wrote in message
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> >> <snip>Submitting a sitemap to Google is important for web
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> > I'm curious about that comment. Since inception, search engines have
> > developed the art of spidering in order to follow all links on a site.
> > Without that, search engines would not find most site content and
> > therefore would not develop an accurate view of what's out there.
> > Relevance and accuracy being their primary criteria, this has always been
> > essential to the survival of Google and Yahoo and all the rest. So,
> > seeking nothing but an accurate picture of the web, why would search
> > engines overlook easily spidered content by giving precedence to sites
> > that submitted a sitemap to them?
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> > Laurence

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