Sitemap generation

Hello,

I created some marketing link and I liked to generated a branch sitemap from that and after google will indexed them.

How can I do that ?

Can anyone help me 🙂 ?

Regards,

 

oworld — Marketer
14 Answer(s)
Answered on May 16, 2016.

Hi Olivier,

Good question! Marketing links are included in the sitemap, though you need to make sure they all include OG tags for image, title, and description. The easiest way to do this is just to fill out the section called Social Media Display Customization on this page.

The sitemap is generated daily, though of course it’s up to Google how often the indexing takes place. We can lead them to water, but we can’t force them to drink it. The Google App Indexing Status area at the bottom of your Branch Dashboard will let you know if/when we see Google come by to check on things.

Branch — Developer
Answered on May 16, 2016.

Hi! Branch makes this pretty easy to set up. Unfortunately there’s no guarantee that Google will actually do anything even after you’ve set it up, so it can be a bit difficult to get immediate feedback on what is working or not working. But this is the best option at the moment.

Take a look at this docs page and let me know if you have any further questions!

Branch — Developer
Answered on May 16, 2016.

Hi ! Thanks for the quick response.

I “think”, I have done all. I created the link VIA dashboards and not the app. Is it an issue ?

How often the sitemap is generated ?

Cheers,

oworld — Marketer
Answered on May 16, 2016.

Hi, they all have OG Tags, title and description.

I will wait and see if the sitemap is generated on Branch ( of course, Google will be the second step 🙂 ).

Thanks for your help !

oworld — Marketer
Answered on May 16, 2016.

You’re very welcome! Let me know when you see something come through 🙂

Branch — Developer
Answered on May 17, 2016.

I have the feeling there is something wrong 🙂 I generated the links yesterday at 5pm (in NZ time), so almost 20 hours ago.

Let’s wait a lit bit longer and see how it goes !

oworld — Marketer
Commented on May 17, 2016.

Olivier – did this work for you?

Stealth — Product Manager
Answered on May 17, 2016.

Hi Olivier,

Sorry for the delay here — turns out we had a system maintenance window last night and the sitemap generation was delayed. What a coincidence for that to happen right as you were trying to get everything set up! It looks like things are configured properly now (you can see the status at the bottom of your Branch dashboard), so the next step is just waiting for Google to come by…

Branch — Developer
Answered on May 18, 2016.

Hi, great news !

I still have some questions, I’m making process in the same time.

I’ve just configured a custom domain but it looks like the “old” link don’t work with the custom domain. If I create new one, it’s seems to work.

Is it normal ?

New link : http://animaux.oworld.fr/vache

Old link : https://09gt.app.link/lavipera, I supposed if I do : http://animaux.oworld.fr/lavipera, it’s supposed to work the same, no ?

Cheers,

oworld — Marketer
Answered on May 18, 2016.

Is there a way to access the sitemap in order to help google drinking it ?

oworld — Marketer
Answered on May 18, 2016.

The old ‘standard’ domain is actually separate from the new custom domain, so the links are distinct items and not directly equivalent with each other, even though they have the same URL slugs. This is a little confusing, I apologize. You’ll need to recreate those links on the new custom domain.

Unfortunately there isn’t any way to ‘help’ Google with the site map after it is submitted to them, at least that we know of. We have been reaching out to our contacts there, so hopefully this will become smoother over time!

Branch — Developer
Answered on May 18, 2016.

Arg 🙂 I will re-created them then.

Last question (I hope, haha), do you provide a url for the sitemap ? something like https://09gt.app.link/sitemap.xml (It doesn’t work, I have checked, but may be there is another link).

 

oworld — Marketer
Answered on May 18, 2016.

We don’t provide a URL for the sitemap file because it isn’t actually a single file for each domain — we roll all 3.6 million links (number as of yesterday) into master files and submit them together.

Keep the questions coming!

Branch — Developer
Answered on May 18, 2016.

Wow, that’s a lot of links 🙂

Thanks for all your responses and time !

oworld — Marketer
Answered on May 18, 2016.

It sure is! But only possible because of awesome app developers like you.

You’re very welcome. Ask away any time 🙂

Branch — Developer