Surveyor – Site Maps Simplified

WebAssist launched a very interesting new product for Dreamweaver today – Surveyor – that is focused on building site maps for your projects to assist in both search engine optimization (SEO) as well as navigation.

Not only does Surveyor scan your Dreamweaver site directories and build an XML site map for submission to popular search engines (Google, Yahoo,, Live Search, etc), but it also allows you to generate a navigational HTML site map for visitors, and the icing on the cake- can remind you to come back every so often and update the site map so that your search result rankings stay fresh. And to close the loop – Surveyor will upload your site map to the correct engines with all the engine-specific metadata intact, making the process pretty painless.

If SEO is a constant nightmare for you and your projects, then Surveyor may be right up your alley. You can check it out here at the WebAssist site. Enjoy!

2 Responses to Surveyor – Site Maps Simplified

  1. Thanks for the note, Scott. One minor correction… Surveyor actually spiders your online site, not your Dreamweaver local site. This allows Surveyor to work with both standard and dynamic sites, picking up database-created pages for the XML site map.

  2. Thanks for the clarification, Joe- that’s very cool!