25 Jan '15, 6am

Sitemaps helps you navigate your site easier and having an updated sitemap is good both for users and search engines.

There are many SEO tips and tricks that help in optimizing a site but one of those, the importance of which is sometimes underestimated is sitemaps. Sitemaps, as the name implies, are just a map of your site - i.e. on one single page you show the structure of your site, its sections, the links between them, etc. Sitemaps make navigating your site easier and having an updated sitemap on your site is good both for your users and for search engines. Sitemaps are an important way of communication with search engines. While in robots.txt you tell search engines which parts of your site to exclude from indexing, in your site map you tell search engines where you'd like them to go. Sitemaps are not a novelty. They have always been part of best Web design practices but with the adoption of sitemaps by search engines, now they become even more important. However, it is necessary to...

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When Adding Noise Helps

hackaday.com 25 Jan '15, 9am

It’s a counterintuitive result that you might need to add noise to an input signal to get the full benefits from oversampl...