Manually editing your sitemap

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G-Mapper allows you to edit your sitemap contents manually through the main screen.

Once you have created a sitemap and indexed your files you should see all the contents of your sitemap listed on the main screen.

Files and folders

Files and folders are fixed and cannot be edited as they are discovered during the idexing process.

To exclude a file from your sitemap tick the Exclude tick box.

Modified date

The Modified Date is automatically obtained from the files themselves however you can edit this manually by clinking into the field and editing the date.

If you would like to overide the automatic date tick the Manual Date box so the Modified Date field will then retain it's current value even when reindexed.

Note that if you change the value but do not tick the tick box the value will be over written next time you reindex.

Frequency

Google sitempas allow you to suggest to Google how often your files change. A default value can be set in the configuration wizard.

To change the update frequency for this file select an option from the drop down list.

Remember this is only a suggestion and Google will not necessarily visit the file daily just because you specify the file updates daily.

Priority

You can tell Google how important various files are within your site relative to others. A default value can be set in the configuration wizard.

To change the priority for this file select an option from the drop down list 1 being the highest and 0 being the lowest priority.

Title, description & author

G-Mapper will try to automatically populate the Title and Description fields from the files meta data however you can edit this manually by clinking into the field and editing the value.

If you would like to overide the automatic values tick the Manual Meta box so the Title and Description field will then retain it's current value even when reindexed.

Note that if you change the value but do not tick the tick box the value will be over written next time you reindex.

What's next

As well as editing files individually you may also want to edit them in batch.

You may also be interested to know which fields G-Mapper uses in which files.

Useful links

Useful links