Sitemap Generator Output Filters (List Filters) in Website Scan
Sitemap Generator Website Output Filters Overview
Output filters are usually applied just after
website crawling has finished.
This means you can have website scanner crawl pages that are not necessarily included in final output.
You can use output filters
instead or in conjunction with
Change behavior of how and when these filters get applied by changing Crawler options | Apply webmaster and output filters after website scan.
Exclude URLs in both output filters and analysis filters
crawl time, HTTP requests and memory usage.
For changes in output filters to take effect, you will need to scan your website again.
The reason is that it is the website crawler that tags
all found URLs with flags such as excluded by output filter.
Limit Internal URLs to Those in These Directories
- Links encountered by crawler are normally grouped in categories
sitemap and external.
- With this option, you can decide which pages belong in sitemap.
List Files With File Extension in Output
URLs with file extensions not
found in the list will not
in the website scan results.
If you remove all file extensions in the list, the file extension list filtering accepts all files.
Do Not List URLs That Match Paths / Strings / Regex
Excluding URLs that fully or partially match a text string
or regular expression pattern
is a way to have the data returned narrowed down when the tool has finished crawling the website scanned.
- blogs matches relative paths that contain "blogs".
- @ matches relative paths that contain "@".
- ? matches relative paths that contain "?".
- : when alone matches relative paths that first has ":" before any "?".
- :s matches relative paths that start with "s" such as http://www.microsystools.com/services/ and http://www.microsystools.com/shop/.
- :blogs/ matches relative paths that start with "blogs/" such as http://www.microsystools.com/blogs/.
- :blogs/* matches relative paths excluding itself that start with "blogs/" such as http://www.microsystools.com/blogs/sitemap-generator/.
- Regular expression:
- ::blog(s?)/ matches relative paths with regex such as http://www.microsystools.com/blogs/ and http://www.microsystools.com/blog/.
- ::blogs/(2007|2008)/ matches relative paths with regex such as http://www.microsystools.com/blogs/2007/ and http://www.microsystools.com/blogs/2008/.
- ::blogs/.*?keyword matches relative paths with regex such as http://www.microsystools.com/blogs/category/products/a1-keyword-research/.
- ::^$ matches the empty relative path (i.e. the root) with regex such as http://www.microsystools.com/.
You can download a project file
demonstrating various output filters.
From above examples it can be seen that:
- : alone = special match.
- : at start = paths match.
- : at start and * at end = makes paths into subpaths match.
- :: at start = regular expression match.
- None of above, normal string text match.
To add list filter item in dropdown: Type it and use the [+]
To remove list filter item in dropdown: Select it and use the [-]
You can view more information about the
user interface controls
used by A1 Sitemap Generator
Add URLs to Output Filters The Easy Way
If you do not need any of the advanced options for output filters, you can use
the Delete and filter
button after you have scanned a website.
This is useful in cases where you want or need to scan a website multiple times.