I love CoffeCup’s Sitemapper and wanted to share my personal unpaid review on this product with you. This is an easy to use and highly configurable application. I routinely use it to rebuild my own Google sitemaps and those for clients.
With a low cost of only $39 and the ability to do a free trial, this is one application that every webmaster should have or at least check out. Screen shot of the Sitemapper. With Sitemapper, you can scan your files two ways, you can scan from a web URL or you can scan your local files. Once set up, you let the application run and it will create a compliant XML site map automatically. But before you even generate the final sitemap, Sitemapper provides a visual file tree allowing you to delete files and file types.
With configurable options such as setting the update frequency for Googlebot and the page priority, I think that you’ll find this an excellent application and well worth the small price. I particularly like the error tracking feature that allows me to know what broken links I have that will generate a 404 page from pages in my sitemap.
In fact, I’ve just finished scanning a 3,500 page site and have about 50 links to review to clean up my new sitemap. It’s a great time saving assist! Although I don’t use this feature, you can even connect the application to your Google Webmaster Control Panel for a quick upload. I prefer to review my sitemap personally and then load it to my server root via FTP.
I think that you’ll like this nifty application, I find it indispensable for my own personal needs and a real help for my customers especially those with large websites.