Time for part 7
This is part seven of a ten aprt series on how to increase your website rankings on Google. That being said, there are tons of things webmasters can do to help their sites perform better in search, so this list is not by a long shot finished. It is, though, what I think are the top ten strategies for better search engine-and by "search engine" I mean "Google" - placement.
7. Site Architecture
There's a lot to consider here, but the goal is creating a site spiders can easily access, a site that tells them where to go and what to index. Sitemaps are vital for this purpose, as is proper use of Robots.txt. Google's Webmaster Trends Analyst Susan Moskwa posted 7 must-read Webmaster Central blog posts about these very topics. For those of you who do not have a sitemap, this sitemap link will make it for you, then add it to your site. After running it I just used the first option, Download un-compressed XML Sitemap and saved it to my site, then uploaded to my server.
My previous blogs on this subject: