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I have a small blog on the new google site platform. It is really convenient. But not friendly with search engine optimization. So I prepared a list of ideas for Google-sites developers, that concern SEO:

1) Opportunity to create XML-sitemap
2) Opportunity to fill in title and description for all pages
3) Opportunity to use rel="canonical" tag for all pages
4) Opportunity to use meta name="robots" tag for all pages

Implementation of these proposals will greatly help optimize sites for Google search.

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Yevhen,

Since Google Sites is Google property then:
1. It's no needed to have XML sitemap. Google Webmasters knows about your pages via Sites.
2. You can edit title and descriptions PER page.
3. No needed - Canonical is usual when you have separate pages with different parameters and URL versions. Sites doesn't support that and therefore implementing canonical is not needed.
4. Same as before. IF you make page then it will be public. No need to "nofollow" or "noindex".

Remember - Sites is for small sites and most of users are novices. 

Regards,

Peter
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Hi,
 
With new google sites....
 
1.  Agree, really no need for a sitemap.  If you have at least one link going into a page, then googlebot will find it.
2.  If for the title tag in the head, yes you can edit it on page.  With a meta description, New Sites does not place a meta tag for description.  Really not needed as googlebot will pick up a snippet from the pages content.
3.  I think one is needed, especially when/after upgrading a new google sites url to a custom domain.  I've been wanting it added to the new sites from the beginning.
4.  There is a plan as I understand it where google sites will add page level controls like Classic Sites has which may allow omitting  pages from indexing if desired.
 
Be sure to use the Feedback Option from your google site.  The Google Sites Team will see your requests through that option.
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Interesting however this from the horse's mouth Webmaster Guidelines by Google
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