The Page Properties window allows you to make in-depth edits to a given file or folder.
- Location: The URL of the file or folder.
- Page Title: The title text for the selected file or folder. This text is used as the link text for the item in the sitemap.
Any changes you make to your link text will only take effect in Sitemapper. Your page title will remain the same in your webpage code.
- Link URL: The URL for the file or folder.
Any changes you make to your URLs will only take effect in Sitemapper; therefore, you should be careful if you decide to edit this information. After all, you don’t want the item in your sitemap to link to the wrong location.
- Link Target: Controls how you want the links in the sitemap to react when they are clicked.
- Change Frequency: Select the frequency with which you expect to change the file. This information is used by search engines when they rank your pages. If you update a page frequently, search engine spiders will return to it more often.
Be accurate when you set your change frequency! If you try to increase your ranking in search engine results by setting all your pages to a high change frequency, search engines will see right through your strategy and may give you a lower ranking.
- Priority: Enter the priority of your page, with 1 being the highest, 0 being the lowest, and 0.5 being the default. Important pages should get a higher priority than less important pages. This information is used by search engines when they rank your pages. If a page has a high priority, search engine spiders will return to it more often.
Be accurate when you set your priority! If you try to increase your ranking in search engine results by giving all your pages a high priority, search engines will see right through your strategy and may give you a lower ranking.
- Checkbox Options: The checkboxes at the bottom of the Page Properties window allow you to set the change frequency and priority for subitems of the selected item. You can choose to apply the same settings to all items, or just to items set to the default (i.e. that do not already have their custom change frequency and priority set.)
Reordering Your Pages
Sitemapper builds the tree of all your pages in the order that it finds them during the spidering process. If you find that you would like to reorder these links into a different order, you need to enable Manual Subitem Sorting. This feature can be enabled on a single folder, multiple folders or all folders in your sitemap.
Select the folder in which you want to re-order the pages in. Now right-click and you will see that Default Subitem Sorting is checked. Select Manual Subitem Sorting. When you do that, the folder that you selected and all folders and pages under that will have turned blue.
Next, select the page (or folder) that you want to move up or down. Press ALT+UP to move it up the tree or ALT+DOWN to move it down the tree. These options are also available if you right-click on any page or folder. As you press the keyboard shortcut, you will see that page (or folder) move up the tree.
Save and export your sitemap to apply the changes.
If you enabled Manual Subitem Sorting by selecting the first folder in the tree, it will apply to all folders and pages directly under it. It will not apply to any pages that are then located within those folders. To enable Manual Subitem Sorting with those folders, select each individual folder and enable Manual Sub Item Sorting. For more detailed information, please see http://www.coffeecup.com/help/articles/1019