It does NOT hurt to get involved with Google Tools and Beta Programs, for new sites it may even help you understand and learn lots of stuff.farennikov said:Google Analitics is a tool to track stats of visits and page views. Very powerful tool, by the way. But no it's not going to bring you any traffic whatsoever.
As far as Google Sitemaps, (btw there's same thing for Yahoo that I use) is not going to bring any quick results too. It might take weeks before your site will be actually indexed according to your sitemap.
Thanks for sharing that, Heather. I was thinking of using sitemaps for the forums, but now I'm not so sure.mnchknlady said:I work with an SEO consultant for my day job and he says sometimes if you forget pages in your sitemap that are currently getting indexed, they'll actually pull them out of the index and only use the ones in your sitemap. So if you have a big site, w/ lots of pages, you could lose some if you don't include them
Easy for someone with technical knowledge, for sure Maybe not easy for all t-shirt merchants or someone with no background in that area.It's pretty easy to build a good sitemap though.