20160824 The Guy R Cook Report – What’s on our mind

Today, on the episode 20160824 The Guy R Cook Report – What’s on our mind we simply ask. Can your customers find you online?
Check your listings on Google, Bing, and other local search engines. And is the listing that is found showing it’s Verified?
To verify ownership makes for better indexing by both Google and BING when they crawl the sitemaps you submit to them. The XML sitemap file sometimes is generated by a module in a CMS like Joomla! or WordPress.

The other way is to make the sitemap file online with https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

Your sitemap file(s) get’s done in 4 Simple Steps

1. Enter your full website URL and some optional parameters in the form on that page.
2. Press ‘Start’ button and wait until the site is completely crawled.
3. You will be redirected to the generated sitemap details page, including a number of pages, broken links list, XML file content, and link to a sitemap file. Download the sitemap file using that link and put it into the domain root folder of your site.
4. Go to your Google Webmaster account and add your sitemap URL.

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en select a property from the list there.
Then in the menu, select CRAWL>Sitemaps that is the URL for Google Sitemaps and managing, submitting updating etc.

Login to https://www.bing.com/webmaster/home/dashboard/ and from the dashboard there click on “Configure my Site”
and you’ll then see ‘Sitemaps’ click that open there you will Submit Sitemap feed(s) to tell Bing about your site’s structure and make sure we are aware of pages that we may otherwise not discover. Supported formats: Sitemap , RSS 2.0, Atom 0.3, Atom 1.0 and text files.

Also, remember verification? Well, that is the same website for that to get done too, under Configure My Site is the option for Verify Ownership, follow the steps there, it shows 3 ways to verify ownership, you pick the one that’s most fitting your skill level.

Thank you to Fraser Ramsay Edinburgh Dusters http://edinburghdusters.co.uk/
Thanks to Ileane Smith from BasicBlogTips.com for first sharing about Screencast O Matic a good windows screen recorder
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Author: Guy R Cook

Guy sold his first website in August of 1995, and has continued his web solutions company offering design, development and deployment, usability or support services since. His previous work experience as the marketing director for an ISP, radio sales, television news announcer, have all have helped to build the company. 20 years plus online (since 1981 if you count the BBS era) doesn’t hurt a bit to be a web developer. I help goal oriented business owners that run established companies to leverage the power of the internet without having to pay a fortune for it even if they have a budget