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This blog will be used as a vehicle to keep interested parties abreast of changes to the Linear system. Using the RSS feed utility, we hope existing and potential clients will become more knowledgeable about our system. Launched September 21, 2005.


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Site Maps

April 15, 2009 | 10:08 PM

This isn't what you are thinking. This is not a site map for the public, but rather site maps for robots.

Robots (i.e. Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.) first look in sites to see if there are Site Maps which detail potential links on the site. Sometimes, your data is buried so deep that only a search would return it - the robots do not search. Site Maps are the answer providing links to every conceivable item on the site. Further, Site maps usually include a "date stamp" for when content was last changed. This means the robots need only index pages and content which has changed since their last visit.

Well, Linear now maintains real-time Site Maps for each of our clients. Further, we register the Site Maps with top search engines and include front-line reference to the Site Maps in the Robots initial file. When a client adds or edits an editorial item, or a blog entry, or a coupon, or a comment is added to their site - the Site Maps are updated real time. What does a Linear client have to do in maintaining their Site Map? Nothing, it is entirely automated and part of Linear's base services.

How often do Search engines check a client's site maps? Well, Google usually pulls the maps several times per day. Some Linear clients have over 50,000 links within their Site Maps - each one time stamped for when it was last updated.

If you want to talk about Search Engine Optimization, you better be able to say your Site Maps are state-of-the-art.


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smiley pete"Linear publishing has provided a turnkey solution for Mile High Newspapers that far exceeds anything that we could have accomplished on our own. While the capabilities of the system are impressive, what I have found most useful is Linear's willingness to implement new features and its ability to support the ones it has. The Linear system has so many features, that one newspaper will never use them all. I have looked at other newspaper content management systems, but have yet to find one that matches Linear's price, tech support and feature set."

Justinian Hatfield
New Media Manager
Mile High Newspapers
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