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6/27/18
Original Poster
Charles Lehnhoff

New Google Sites - Sitemap Workaround

It has been answered before. But has anyone found a workaround for a sitemap on new google sites? 

I understand you can use developers tools and have it indexed. I also understand you can request a crawl and have it implemented there. Additionally, I know it has not been integrated yet.

However, I have noticed a huge difference in my rankings position for not having a site map as opposed to having one. I have sites that have dropped to the second page of listing because of the transfer over. I have also mirrored sites and integrated them both as brand new sites; had them both indexed with same key words. The ranking difference is sizably noticeable. I am not a coder by any means so this has been a huge thorn in my side.

Has anyone figured out a solution around this, or how to integrate a site map. Even if its manual I can follow directions and fix it.
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Steegle
6/28/18
Steegle
We've not heard of a workaround, sorry, as you cannot host a file in a Google Site so you cannot even make your own site map and upload it to the site. Our best advice is to make sure you send feedback to Google to make your feature requests and bug reports.
Rotary Steve
6/30/18
Rotary Steve
Hi,

Sitemaps do not influence indexing and/or ranking in google.  All it does is help googlebot find your pages to be indexed.  I made a sitemap page in my new site as an experiment.  Though, if your home page has all of the links in its navigation, just Ask Google to recrawl your URL's and then Select the option to "Crawl this URL and its direct links".   Kind of serves the purpose of the sitemap, just not as efficient.  

Just be sure to be aware of the new limitations for use of that submission tool as google has really cracked down on its use due to abuse of the system.  No guarantee at all that google will crawl it and google may get around to honoring the crawl requests in its own time when it gets to it.
6/30/18
Original Poster
Charles Lehnhoff
Yeah. I figured out the issue with the differences. When you integrate new sites to google business. You have to make sure the industry links correspond to the heading boxes in sites. That’s why I’m getting different rankings when I transition. Not the drop in site mapping. Didn’t catch that until today. I jumped 2 pages and now hitting 3rd in all of houston. So I’m happy.
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