Questions tagged [sitemap]

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How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? [duplicate]

How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? It's really amazing; if I post a question, it'll show up in Google's search results within 15-30 minutes! What are the tricks? sitemap.xml? ...
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How does Stack Overflow protect its sitemap?

The purpose of this question is not to find out how SO protects its sitemap in order to subvert it, so to that end, I don't expect an exact answer. However, questions around SO's sitemap have popped ...
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Does Stack Overflow have a sitemap?

I can't find the sitemap. Is there one? I know some websites use a gzip file to compress the sitemap but I can't seem to find that either. Is SO sitemapless? I'm actually just looking for examples of ...
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Why does the Stack Overflow sitemap.xml use a user-agent whitelist instead of a blacklist?

It's been pointed out that the Stack Overflow sitemap is only available to certain user agents (for instance, msnbot/2.1, Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.google.com/bot.html), and presumably other common ...
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How to access the sitemap.xml file of stackoverflow.com

A simple Google search (filetype:xml site:stackoverflow.com) tells me the SO sitemap.xml file is here: http://stackoverflow.com/sitemap.xml But When I access this file in the browser, I get a "Page ...
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Stack Overflow Sitemap: WTF?

There have been many questions about the Stack Overflow sitemap, but this question is not like those. My goal is not to figure out how the sitemap works, I just want to look at it (don't worry, I'm ...
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Why do Google present links to sitemap xml files?

Just runned this long query on Google: http://www.google.se/#q=telerik+mvc+grid+filter+template+unicode+500+Internal+Server+Error.+The+request+was+rejected+by+the+HTTP+filter The three top results ...