Sitemap experiments

I am trying an experiment with Google Sitemaps. I submitted a sitemap to the new sitemaps program for one of the websites I manage. I have heard mixed reviews about sitemaps, and the sitemap blog on Google certainly has a large base of complaints.

So I will take two different sites, both with decent PR (5) and Alexa rankings (100,000) and see what effect sitemap submission will have on indexing. I keep track of the pages indexed and will be sure to monitor closely.

Obviously, the more pages indexed the better right? Reverse marketing concepts would point out that visibility is vital for consumers. So we will see what happens.