Google has launched a new service to may help bloggers get better coverage by the search giant.
The new service, Google Sitemaps, lets bloggers contribute to better crawl coverage by providing Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., with specific information about their web pages, such as when a page was last modified or how frequently a page changes and also includes a software tool, called a Sitemap Generator, which can create sitemaps from URL lists, web-server directories, or from access logs.
To quote Google:
“Google Sitemaps is an easy way for you to help improve your coverage in the Google index. It’s a collaborative crawling system that enables you to communicate directly with Google to keep us informed of all your web pages, and when you make changes to these pages.”