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8/25/11
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Kamesh 4 Vidushi

How priority works in sitemaps? Can wrong priority to never changing page effect overall rankings?

I have read the FAQs and checked for similar issues: YES
My site's URL (web address) is:http://www.vidushiinfotech.com
Description (including timeline of any changes made): I would like to know that if we generate a sitemap from free online sitemap generator and auto assign on priority we get some figures associated with each webpage based on their location from root!!
 
Say we say our webpage will change with frequency 0.5 and we never go on to change anything to this page. Does doing this for more webpages on your site effect overall results? What is the best practice for a static site which is generating new content through its on site blog? Also I would like to know about cache expiry of pages and how it can help with respect to small sites with lower than 50 pages?
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JohnMu
8/25/11
JohnMu
Hi Kamesh
I wouldn't worry too much about the "priority" values. If you're able to generate them based on useful information from your website, then it's a good idea to do that. If you can't automatically generate them and have too many pages to set the values manually, then it's fine to submit the Sitemap file without "priority" information. The "priority" value gives us a bit more information about your site, but changing values here generally won't lead to visible changes in crawling, indexing, or ranking overall. 

Cheers
John
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