23 июн. 2006 г.

Google Sitemaps Tables 404 Errors

David A. Utter, Staff Writer:

An assortment of updates have emerged for Google Sitemaps, including expanded results for crawl errors experienced by Google's spiders.

Earlier versions of Google Sitemaps displayed only ten URLs for each error type discovered. Now the service will show all errors that have happened, as well as breaking out 404 not found errors into a separate table.

Google's Vanessa Fox posted about the latest additions to Sitemaps on the service's blog. Users of Sitemaps can view their site errors online, or download them to a CSV file for offline review.

The team has expanded several other aspects of Sitemaps reporting. Formerly, query stats could be viewed as aggregated data across all properties and countries, Fox wrote. Google has expanded this greatly, as the post noted:

Now, you can view data for individual properties and countries as well. For instance, you can see the search queries from users searching Google Images in Germany that returned your site in the results. You'll only see properties and countries for which your site has data.

Site owners can also view aggregate information for all properties and languages. Properties include Images, Froogle, Groups, Blog search, Base, and Local. More than 100 countries are available.

Query stats for subfolders at a site may be viewed, along with the currently available stats for top-level domain visits. Google also increased the list shown in the report of common words on a site. Terms like http and www have been removed from the list.

A user request led the Sitemaps team to increase the number of sites and Sitemaps that may be added to an account, going from 200 to 500. They also added the ability to test the Adsbot-Google spider that crawls AdWords landing pages against the robots.txt file on a website.

Sitemaps users can rate the various features by clicking on one of the faces in the "Rate this Tool" sections of features. Google picks up that feedback, and encourages Sitemaps users to visit the group for Sitemaps questions or support online.