Site Mapper is a site map creator which boasts an extremely intuitive interface. It is a great tool which can be used to obtain a good idea of exactly how large a site is by generating a perfect site map of all files used by a site.
Site Mapper will analyze the contents of a web site, and create a detailed map with an indexed listing of all resources by page and category.
It will also validate all links, so that users need never come across 'File not found' errors and broken images.
Site Mapper is a perfect tool for Webmasters, but can also be used by anyone wishing to see their favorite web site presented in a simpler form.
- Spellcheck documents as they are mapped
- List and map external links and broken links
- All results can be exported as text, XML or html documents
- Built in document preview functionality
- Integrates with your favorite document editor
- Functions with local and online files
- Save files to local directory
- Site Mapper uses multiple connections, so that it can spider many pages and many links concurrently
- View file properties (includes list of site URL referrers).
- Proxy and Firewall Support
To register and upgrade your Software, you will first need to obtain a serial number from our web site by using the following URL in your web browser: http://www.trellian.com/order.htm. Alternatively you may purchase this information from an authorized Trellian Software reseller if this is easier for you.
Once you have all of your details ready, choose the Register Software option from the Help menu of SiteMapper.
Enter your Email address and Serial Number into the corresponding fields as shown in the example, then click the OK button. Make sure you type your registration details exactly as we supplied them to you, (this includes upper AND lower case letters).
Step 1. - Select Register Software from the Help menu.
Step 2. - Enter your registration details exactly as they were sent to you.
Step 3. - Click the Unlock Software button to register SiteMapper.
|Email Address||This is where the email address that you used to register with is entered|
|Serial Number||This is where you enter the serial number number that is sent to you upon registration|
|Unlock Software:||Click this button to unlock the software when you have entered your registration details.|
|OK||Click this button to complete the registration process|
|Home Page||Click this button to visit the Trellian website|
Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me
Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x/6.x
Netscape Navigator 5.x/6.x
Intel Pentium I, II, III, IV, AMD or compatible
16Mb or greater (64Mb recommended)
To keep SiteMapper current, upgrades should be installed from time to time. These upgrades are free to all registered users.
To download the latest upgrade, select the Upgrade option from the File menu. LiveUpgrade will contact the upgrade server to check if there are any upgrades available.
All available components will be displayed in the selection list. All items that can be upgraded will be selected, and marked with a red clock icon. To upgrade these items, tick the checkbox next to the program and/or component name and click the Upgrade button.
Items marked by a grey dot have not been installed.
Items marked with a green tick are current and no update is required.
FREE email support is offered to all registered users of SiteMapper.
If you are experiencing problems, or are requiring answers to a technical question, please write us an email detailing the issue, or issues that you are experiencing and send it along with any other related information to our Support Department.
You may contact this department by sending an email to email@example.com.
Open Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm (Melbourne, Australia - Eastern Standard Time)
Please include your registration key, and some basic information about your computer and the Operating System you are running..
This chapter explains how to use SiteMapper
If you are accessing the internet via a proxy server, first make sure that the proxy address and port settings are entered correctly in HTTP Settings. If you have a direct connection to the internet, you can leave the proxy address blank, otherwise if the correct address is not specified, SiteMapper will not be able to connect to the Internet. Your ISP will inform you whether you need to access the Internet via a proxy.
You may need to set the path to your web browser and other external programs. These settings can be changed in Setup External Tools.
Starting a new project
SiteMapper automatically opens with a blank project, ready for a URL to be entered.
To start a new project, click the New button on the toolbar, or select New Project from the File menu.
Opening an existing project
To open an existing project, select Open Project from the File menu and locate your project. You can also click the Open Project button on the toolbar.
Entering a URL or file name
Enter the URL of a website or webpage to check in the Address bar. The URL should be in the form of http://www.trellian.com.
To spider a website from your hard drive, select Spider Local URL from the File menu. Browser for the index file and click OK. SiteMapper will then spider the URL.
To enter a file type the path of the file in the address bar eg. C:\filetocheck.htm or click the ... button at the end of the address bar to browse for a file
Mapping the URL
After entering a URL, click the Start button to begin mapping the URL/file. The Connection status window of SiteMapper is designed to provide a visual feedback of all the web sites that are being contacted and returning search results. It provides an indication as to which webpages are being queried, and of all the webpages which are pending.
To cancel the URL mapping, click the Terminate button. To pause mapping of the website click the Suspend button. To resume, click the Resume button.
Connection status values
Resolving host name: This indicates that SiteMapper is mapping the URL name to an IP address.
Connecting: This indicates that the web site has been contacted and SiteMapper is attempting to make a connection.
Connected: This indicates that the web site has been contacted and has made a successful connection. SiteMapper will then proceed to download the necessary data from the page before analyzing it.
Pending: This indicates that the webpage is waiting to be mapped.
Connection status window status bar
Active threads: The number of threads that are currently active
Total threads: The total number of threads
To preview the webpage, click on the webpage from a category list. The preview will be displayed in the preview pane at the bottom of the window. To toggle the preview pane on and off, click the Preview button from the toolbar.
To check the spelling on any HTML document, click on the HTML document and click the Spelling button. Enter the name of the file to check, or click OK to accept the file name. SiteMapper will then validate the spelling in the document.
Note: The Trellian dictionary is required for spelling checks. It can be installed via LiveUpgrade
To edit an item from the website, locate the item from the site map pane. Right click the item and select Edit from the pop up menu, or click the Edit button on the toolbar. SiteMapper will open the required program for you.
Ensure that you have specified the external program paths before editing.
This chapter explains how to understand the results
When the connection status window disappears, the mapping is complete. The webpage items are broken down into categories that are displayed in the sitemap window pane. The site map is shown under the email addresses category.
|All||Displays all the items found on the website|
|Broken Links||Displays the broken links found on the website|
|Redirected Links||Displays the redirected links found on the website|
|HTML||Displays all the HTML pages found on the website|
|Images||Displays the images found on the website|
|Audio||Displays all the audio files found on the website|
|Video||Displays all the video files found on the website|
|Applications||Displays all the application files found on the website|
|Spelling Errors||Displays all the HTML files found on the website. If spelling errors were found, red cross will be displayed next to the webpage name. If a green tick is displayed, no spelling errors were found.|
|Internal Links||Displays all the links to items within the website|
|External Links||Displays all the links found to webpages outside the website.|
|News||Displays all the news links found on the website|
|Other||Displays any other items found on the website that do not fall under any of the other categories|
|Email addresses||Displays all the email addresses found on the website|
To check if any broken links were found on the website, click the Broken Links category. The HTML webpages found containing broken links will be listed with a red cross next to them.
To view which webpages contained the broken link, right click the webpage from the list, and select Properties from the popup menu. The webpages listed in the URL Referers box contain the reference to the broken link.
The error code of the broken link is displayed in the Code column. The table below explains the common error codes.
|401||The request requires user authentication|
|500||Internal server error|
To check if any broken links were found on the website, click the Redirected Links category. The HTML webpages found containing redirected links will be listed with a red arrow next to them.
To view which webpages contained the redirected link, right click the webpage from the list, and select Properties from the popup menu. The webpages listed in the URL referers box contain the reference to the redirected link.
The error code of the redirected link is displayed in the Code column. The table below explains the common error codes.
|301||The requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URL.|
|302||The requested resource resides temporarily under a different URL..|
To check if any spelling errors were found on the website, click the Spelling Errors category. The HTML webpages found spelling errors redirected links will be listed with a Redirected links are shown with a red arrow next to them. To view which webpages contained the redirected link, right click the webpage from the list, and select Properties from the popup menu. The webpages listed in the URL Referrals box contain the reference to the redirected link.
Exporting the results
To export the results, click on the URL in the Site Map pane. Click the Export menu option, and select which format to export the results in.
This chapter explains how to change the SiteMapper settings
If you need to use a Proxy Server to connect to the internet, you should specify the address of the proxy. If you find that SiteMapper is unable to connect to the website, you should check and make sure that both the address and the port of your proxy are correct.
The address of the proxy server
Specifies the port to use.
Specifies the username to use when accessing the Proxy. (Not required on all proxy servers, please ask your System Administrator for help if unsure)
Specifies the password to use when accessing the Proxy. (Not required on all proxy servers, please ask your System Administrator for help if unsure)
Tick this checkbox if your proxy uses basic authentication. (Check with your network administrator if unsure)
Setup External Tools
You will need to set the paths to external tools in order to access the tools from SiteMapper. To set the external tools paths, select Setup External Tools from the File menu.
The path to your HTML editor. This may be Notepad, Frontpage, Trellian Codepad, Trellian WebPage etc. For a free HTML editor, download WebPage from http://www.trellian.com/
The path to your preferred web browser
The path to your preferred FTP client eg. Trellian FTP
The path to your preferred submission tool eg. Trellian SubmitWolf
The path to your preferred eCommerce solution eg. Trellian eComm
The path to your preferred image editor. eg. Paint shop pro, photoshop.
The path to your preferred video editor
The path to your preferred audio editor.
To toggle display of the connection status window, click the Status button on the toolbar. You can also toggle the connection status window by selecting Connection Status from the View menu.
To toggle the display of the Site Map pane, click the Folders button on the toolbar. You can also toggle the Site Map pane by selecting Folders from the View menu.
To toggle the display of the Preview pane, click the Folders button on the toolbar. You can also toggle the Preview pane by selecting Web Browser from the View menu.
To toggle the display of the status bar, select Status Bar from the View menu.
Validating External URLs
To validate external URLs from your website, ensure the Validate External URLs menu option in the File menu is ticked.
This chapter explains the SiteMapper interface
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|New Project||Create a new project|
|Open Project||Opens an existing project|
|Save Project||Saves changes to the project|
|Save As||Saves changes to the project with a different file name|
|Spider Local URL...||Spiders a local URL|
|Validate External URL's||Validates external links/URLs|
|HTTP Settings||Allows you to change proxy settings|
|Setup External Tools...||Allows you to specify the path to external programs|
|Upgrade||Connects to the Trellian server then checks for the availability of automated Software Upgrades/Updates|
|Exit||Exits the program|
|Edit||Edits the currently selected item|
|Check Spelling||Checks the spelling in the currently selected item|
|As CSV Table...||Exports the site map in Comma separated Values format|
|as HTML Table...||Exports the site map in HTML format|
|as DHTML Tree...||Exports the site map in DHTML format|
|as DHTML Tree...(Framed)||Exports the site map in HTML format|
|as XML File||Exports the site map in XML format|
|as TXT File||Exports the site map in TXT format|
|Small Icons||Displays the sitemap items using small icons|
|List||Displays the sitemap items using a list|
|Details||Displays the details of the sitemap items|
|Connection Status||toggles display of the Connection Status window|
|Folders||toggles display of the sitemap pane|
|Web Browser||toggles display of the preview pane|
|Status Bar||toggles display of the status bar|
|Go To||Provides sitemap navigation facilities|
|Refresh||Refreshes the sitemap files|
|Search Term Suggestion||Provides statistical information about the most popular search terms used in most major search engines|
|Keyword Analysis||Allows for the analysis of any given web site to test the page content in terms of engine ranking|
|Meta Editor||Helps you create effective meta tags to improve page ranking on search engines|
|BeOnTop Ranking||A statistical analysis and ranking tool which will help you analyze the top results from the major search engines|
|Ranking Analysis||A tool to help you analyze a web site to see how it ranks in the major search engines.|
|Ranking Advisor||Analyzes the HTML code of any given page and then provides you with suggestions and tips on how to improve the existing MetaTags.|
|LinkPopularity||Provides a quantitative measure of how many other sites link to yours|
|Calculators||3 in 1 calculator that allows you to determine your return on investment of your Pay Per Click advertising costs|
|SEO Knowledge Base||Provides indispensable information about Search Engine Optimization|
|PPC Bid Comparison||Instantly and easily scout multiple pay per click engines for the top bids on any keyword.|
|About||Shows information about the program|
|Register Software||From here you may enter your registration details in order to register the program|
|Trellian Software||Browses the Trellian Software website|