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    Managing Google Sitemaps

    Sitemap files allow Web crawling tools (such as Google) to find Primo links that are dynamic (as a result of search queries) and index them.

    After you have created sitemap files for Primo views, you can use the Google Webmaster Tools Website to monitor their progress within Google. For information on the Primo Sitemap tool and creating the following sitemap files, see the Primo Back Office Guide:

    • robots.txt

    • <view>_site_map_index.xml: The sitemap index file, where <view> indicates the name of the view.

    • gz files (such as <view>_primo_sitmap_0.xml.gz): The sitemap files, where <view> is the name of the view and 0 is the number of the sitemap in the index file.

    These files are stored in the following directory on the server:

    /exlibris/primo/p4_1/ng/primo/home/system/tomcat/search/webapps/ROOT
    To manage Google sitemaps:
    1. Use the following URL to access the Google Webmaster Tools Website:

      http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

    2. Log on to the Web site.

    3. If you have not added your Primo site, click Add a site. Otherwise, go to step 7.

      Add Site to Google
    4. Enter the URL of your Primo site.

      Enter URL
    5. Click Continue.

      The site is added to your list of sites.

      List of Sites
    6. Verify your Primo site:

      1. Click Verify this site.

        The Verify Ownership page opens.

        Verify Primo Site Owner
      2. Select either the meta-data option or the upload HTML file option to verify ownership of the Primo site.

      3. Click Verify to start the verification process.

    7. From the left pane, click Site Configuration > Sitemaps.

      The Sitemaps page opens.

      Google Sitemaps Page

      From this page, you can perform the following functions:

      • Click a filename link in the list to display that sitemaps status and progress.

        Google Sitemap Details Page
      • Click Submit a sitemap to submit your sitemap index and sitemap files manually.

      • Click Mine to display the sitemap files you submitted manually.

      • Click All to display the sitemap files that Google has found.

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