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From: Barry Carlson <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] RE: The changes at Google
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 14:17:20 +1200
Lucinda Blankenship wrote at Tuesday, June 14, 2005 6:01 AM
>I am reading the article right now. It mentions a new site map generator
> for Google. Des anyone know if Python version 2.2 is installed on the
> Freepages webserver? In order to use the Google sitemap on your site this
> must be the case.
> Cindy B.
I suspect you are not going to get an answer to your query on this site.
However in the short time that has elapsed since Google hinted of its Site
Map plans and detailed the format they require the sitemap.gz file to be in,
free generators that will crawl a site and create the code have already
appeared on the web.
You will not be able to use it to crawl your Freepages as it appears it is
hampered in getting past the root directory at rootsweb.com. However, it
does work on other sites and I have successfully generated a sitemap for a
The root directory of the rootsweb.com server does allow all robots to crawl
its pages, with the exception of 'flytrap' and 'flybait'.
I am sure that rootsweb.com will comply with the new Google requirements,
and once the noise has died down over Google's new methodology in indexing
and rating webpages, our pages will get a rating still based on their
relevance to the search criteria entered into the search engine.
For further reading on those changes there's nothing like getting it from
the 'horse's mouth'.