Jan 11

Which search engines support sitemap.xml files?

Category: Linux,WWW   — Published by tengo on January 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Among the searchengines who officially support XML sitemaps according to the sitemaps.xml standard currently are:

  • Google (related help blog post with details)
    ping url: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ping?sitemap=
  • Yahoo (related help)
    ping url: http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/updateNotification?appid=SitemapWriter&url= API subscriptionId required
  • Ask/ IBM (related help)
    ping url: http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=
  • Live Search/ Microsoft's MSN related help)
    ping url: http://webmaster.live.com/ping.aspx?siteMap=
  • Yandex (related help)
    subscription required at http://webmaster.yandex.ru/wmconsole/

More info can be found on the Wikipedia page about sitemaps.

Some search -engines support auto-discovery of sitemap.xml and sitemap_index.xml files via an entry in the robots.txt file:
Sitemap: