Hi. I hope you'll be gentle. I'm not very tech-y, but trying to learn :-)
1. I'm getting ready to launch my vacation rental site. When I type in "site name dot com" in google search, my site comes up as the first result. When I type it into Bing or Yahoo search I don't see it on the first few pages. I guess I don't understand. Shouldn't it be the first result since it is an exact match? I went to Bing Webmaster tools. It did say it was crawling 18 pages. Don't know if this info helps...
2. I did some reading, and decided maybe I needed to make a XML sitemap. BUT I'm not sure if I should use www in the address or not. How can I find out if my address uses www? Can I just choose what to use? I tested on my browser. It works whether you type the www or not. Is it OK to just create a XML sitemap with the adress not using www? Can I just choose not to, or is it more complicated than that?
3. Since Yahoo and Bing are the same (I think) will I need to make whatever fix is needed to both?
Sorry, this is probably such basic stuff. Read several Sitemap posts on the forum before posting, but frankly didn't understand much of it, cuz it was more advanced.
Really appreciate any help you can give.