Boost Visibility With XML Sitemap Submission to Ask.com
We have been keeping a close eye on Ask.com and are seeing traffic increases from Ask.com for some of our clients. In fact, one e-commerce client over this summer has seen transactions more than double from Ask.com referrers. A 100% increase in transactions – now that really gets our attention!
We’ve shared with Wagon readers about submitting an XML sitemap to Google, to Yahoo and updated readers about the potential of submitting to MSN this Fall. I thought I would remind readers that you can also submit your XML sitemap to Ask.com and provide some simple how to’s.
There are two ways to submit your XML sitemap to Ask.com:
1. Use the auto-discovery directive in your robots.txt file:
2. Submit your sitemap via Ask.com’s ping URL:
Lastly, make sure you’re using the accepted sitemaps protocol.