The Importance of XML Sitemaps in SEO Web Design

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Years ago when I was optimizing web pages, I never thought about the importance of sitemaps, and I never used them. However, a couple years ago my entire perception of sitemaps started to change.

As Google rolled out its algorithm changes over the past years, it started to become more clear and convincing to start using XML. Any webmaster who’s not using XML sitemaps on their website is putting the originality of their content at risk when getting indexed by search engines.

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Google Announces Big Changes for Mobile Responsive Design

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As we come close to Google’s mobile algorithm update in a few weeks, we start to learn more about what the new update will include.

Google will be rolling out a mobile-friendly update on April 21st so its a good idea to start re-planning your website mobile design and structure if it’s not smart phone friendly already. This particular update will be even larger than Panda and Penguin algorithm updates.

The good news is Google answered many questions in a Google+ hangout regarding their new update. You can see the replay below: