Caspio Bridge allows you to deploy your SEO-enabled DataPages on your website, allowing your data to be found and indexed by search engines.
Sitemaps help search engines find and index your content. They provide hints that search engines take into account when crawling your content, including URL locations, the date of when your content was last modified, and how frequently your content is usually updated.
The Sitemap Generator for Caspio SEO Deployments creates an XML sitemap file based on the way you would typically deploy your Caspio Bridge DataPages, particularly for large data sets.
It can also create a set of HTML links that make it more convenient for you to link your data from your website.
Using the Sitemap Generator
Visit the Sitemap Generator. It is a webpage with the options used to create your XML sitemap or a set of HTML links. These settings are required for both options.
- Results URL. Enter the full URL (including http:// or https://) to the webpage where your DataPage is deployed.
- Range Start. Enter the unique ID of the first record in your data set.
- Range End. Enter the unique ID of the last record in your data set.
- Parameter 1. Enter the name of the parameter you use to tell your DataPage the first record it should display.
- Parameter 2. Enter the name of the parameter you use to tell your DataPage the last record it should display.
- Results Per Page. Enter how many results you display at one time on your DataPage.
Creating Your Sitemap.xml File
To create a sitemap.xml file (usable by Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines), select the sitemap.xml radio button. Use the following options to give search engines more information about your content:
- Last Modified. Enter the date when your content was most recently changed. The format is YYYY-MM-DD, where YYYY is the four digit year, MM is the month, and DD is the day (e.g. 2009-10-22).
- Change Frequency. Choose the option that best estimates how often your data will change.
- Priority. Enter the relative priority (to other URLs on your site) you'd like to give to your pages.
Then click Generate File. Your browser will ask you if you want to download sitemap.xml. The file generated may be large and take some time to download or open if you have many results pages.
Creating HTML Links to Your Records
To create HTML links that you can use on your website, select the HTML Links radio button. It allows you to select the text used in your links.
You can configure the text using the Text to Display option. Type the text you'd like in your links. [Parameter1] will be replaced with the ID number of the first record on the page. [Parameter2] will be replaced with the ID number of the last record on the page.
Click Generate File and your browser will ask you if you want to download links.html. You can use that web page or cut-and-paste the links into another web page.