How to apply the Site Mapper action to your Freeway Pro site
Author: Bart de Vreede
Last update: 03-05-2013
A sitemap is a file that tells a Search Engine Bot about the structure of your website. This will speed up the crawling process so this is something Search Engines like to find in the root folder of your website.
There are free services like XML-sitemaps.com that you can use to build the sitemap.xml file and you can use the Freeway Upload Stuff action to upload the xml file to the root of your website. Only, when you add a page to your website project you are forced to go to the XML-sitemaps.com website again, re-build the sitemap.xml file and again upload this to your webspace. After this you have to go to your Google and Bing webmaster account and re-submit your sitemap.
It works perfect, but is a bit much for something that should be simple. Someone agreed on that and added the Site Mapper action to Freeway Pro. This will make the process of re-building, uploading and submitting a breeze!
- Enter your website address at File / Document Set Up / Upload
- Apply the Site Mapper action to the Site Folder
- Apply the Site Mapper File Location action to your homepage (index.html)
- If you need seperate settings per page you can apply the Site Mapper Page Options action to those pages. If you don't want seperate settings, ignore this step
- Upload the website
- After uploading, click your Site Folder and go to the Site Mapper action in the Freeway Actions pallette and click the arrow next to ‘Submitting your sitemap’. If the site already has been uploaded check ‘Yes, the site has been uploaded’
- Click the ‘Submit site map’ button
If everything is ok, you should see the following dialog:
>> click here to go back to the homepage
Article tags: Freeway Pro, Site Mapper, Action, Search Engine Bot, XML sitemaps, Upload Stuff, Google, Bing, Webmaster, how to, tutorial