I'd like a simple explanation - on the very basic level as to why I should use iMap to create a site map and ping Google instead of just using Google Dashboard on Google.com? I am ready to publish a new website using iWeb '08. I'll have my own domain name on .Mac as that seems to be the easiest way to use all of the iWeb features. Thank you.
You don't need iMap or Rage Sitemap Automator to create a sitemap but they will save you a whole bunch of time and the RAGE product will create the map, upload it, test it and notify 4 search engines with just a few mouse clicks. My own personal website has 663 links in the sitemap. I wouldn't want to enter all these myself!