Don’t Ignore Your Sitemap!
Carrie Hill from Search Engine Watch has posted a good article about Sitemaps and their use for SEO and why you should use them. Below is a small quote from the article:
“Sitemaps can be valuable tools for pointing strong internal links at various pages of your Web site. Internal linking is just one factor in the many that make up the ranking algorithms, but the double-duty sitemap can be beneficial for SEO and users, so giving that page some attention can pay off with better crawling and more internal pages ranking for your long-tail terms.”
Read the full article at Search Engine Watch.
There’s also been a study on Google Sitemaps here.