Google Sitemap Generator new and improved

The Google Sitemap Generator version 1.3 is now available and provides improved encoding support.


If your webserver uses an encoding other than UTF-8 or if your domain name or some the URLs in your site use non-ASCII characters, and you plan to use the Sitemap Generator to create your Sitemap, you should download this latest version.

Generally, non-ASCII URLs should be encoded using UTF-8 before being percent-escaped. However, some webservers respond correctly only if URLs are encoded specifically for the webserver’s configuration. All URLs within your Sitemap, as well as the URL of the Sitemap itself, must be encoded for readability by the web server on which they are located.

The Google sitemap script analyzes your web server and generates one or more Sitemap files. These files are XML listings of content you make available on your web server. The files can be directly submitted to search engines as hints for the search engine web crawlers as they index your web site. This can result in better coverage of your web content in search engine indices, and less of your bandwidth spent doing it.

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