How does Google index my blog posts

Mar 8, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Hi, perhaps a really stupid question, but how does google index my posts & pages?

In normal pages I understand Google crawls my .html pages but how does it know to read my .xml files ( I am using an XML provider)? Does it actually serve up the pages to itself ?

Or does anyone have any links to articles about how Google index's dynamic content?

Thanks in advance


Mar 8, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Google doesn't see your XML files. It will crawl the pages on your site just like any static page.  There are also other methods of letting google know about your site besides it "finding" it on your site.

Check out .  The help section should have answers to most of your questions. You can also help google find content on your site by providing information on that website.

Mar 8, 2010 at 6:59 PM
Edited Mar 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM

If you want to ensure that it finds your pages ensure your sitemap.axd is up and running.
See your robots.txt file in the root directory for details.

You can also add google analytics to your site and specify your sitemap in there.  It will then tell you everything you need to know about how google is indexing your site.