Surveyor™ by WebAssist - HTML and XML Sitemaps
Surveyor is a Dreamweaver extension that simplifies the process of creating and managing HTML and XML sitemaps. Optimize your website for both search engines and human visitors with up-to-date sitemaps.
- Automatically generate complete XML sitemaps for search engines
- Create CSS HTML sitemaps for your website visitors
- One-click XML sitemap submission to Google, Yahoo, Ask, Live Search and Moreover
- Surveyor can crawl local Dreamweaver sites or remote website addresses
- Complete control over the depth of the crawl and XML options such as priority and update frequency
- Set reminders to keep your sitemaps updated
- Surveyor even crawls dynamic database-driven websites
Creating sitemaps in Dreamweaver
WebAssist Surveyor is a Dreamweaver extension, so it installs in the extension manager like any other extension. Once installed, Surveyor is easily accessed through the WebAssist toolbar or the Insert > WebAssist > Surveyor menu. Once your sitemap has been generated, you can revisit the Surveyor interface at anytime to update your XML or HTML sitemap.
XML sitemaps for search engine optimization
We all know the best kind of website traffic is the free organic kind. WebAssist Surveyor gives you the ability to easily create a XML sitemap that will guide search engine spiders to all your site pages, no matter how deep your site structure.
Unlike other sitemap generators, Surveyor allows you to fine-tune your sitemap in Dreamweaver before generating the uploadable XML file. Delete irrelevant pages or manually add others to keep your sitemap up-to-date and search engine friendly.
HTML sitemaps for human visitors
Surveyor takes sitemaps a step further and allows you to create an HTML sitemap that is styled with CSS so you can completely customize the appearance. As with the XML sitemaps, the HTML version is completely customizable in the Surveyor interface, so you can add, remove or rename any links to your website pages.
These screenshots show the Surveyor interface for both XML and HTML sitemap creation
Automatically submit XML sitemaps to search engines
After creating your XML sitemap, you can submit your sitemap to any of five major search engines simply by clicking a button. By making the submission process easy, Surveyor helps you keep your sitemaps fresh and keeps the search engines aware of any site additions.
Schedule reminders to keep your sitemaps fresh
If you don't have a regular routine for updating your sitemaps with the search engines, Surveyor comes with a handy reminder utility so you don't have to remember to update your sitemap. Simply set your reminder specs in the sumission reminder manager, and Surveyor will let you know when it's time to resubmit your sitemap to the search engines.
Surveyor extension compatibility
WebAssist Surveyor is compatible with Dreamweaver 8, Dreamweaver CS3 and Dreamweaver CS4 on both Mac and Windows.
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