Over the weekend, I was putting together a Google Sites for me and my future partners to collaborate. I find Google Sites the best platform to accomplish the tasks. At mean time, I was discovering some great features on Google Sites. So I decided to give it a shot and put together an experiment.
My goal is to use Google site as an extra source for SEO and to boost exposures to my customers who are listed on my site. This is solely based on the GEO location each business has. So I submit the GEO location data feed to Google map and pull in the Google map into the Google Site. It works like a charm.
The first challenge is to add the site I created on Google sites to Google webmaster tools. I found the solution. It’s so easy and not a challenge at all!
Once you have verified your site with Google Webmaster tools, Google Sites will auto-generate a sitemap xml file. Your sitemap will be generated at:
- http://sites.google.com/a/(your domain)/(site name)/system/feeds/sitemap for Google Apps.
- http://sites.google.com/site/(site name)/system/feeds/sitemap for sites under sites.google.com/site
Once these Sitemaps have been created, you can submit them to Google using Webmaster Tools.
Please note: your site must be marked as a public site in order for it to be verified.
Under the site setting, I can also submit the site to use Google Analytic and able to add Google AdSense. This can potential become my extra passive income. There is not much to do to maintain the site, since the data is automatically feed from Google map.
I just submit the sitemap to Google Webmaster tools. Let’s see how soon they will index the site and push it to search result. The purpose of this experiment is to see how fast Google index and include the site to search engine. I have had some good luck using Google’s Blogger services to get content indexed in less than few minutes. So I will see how Google sites perform.
That’s for now!