I tried using a sitemap plugin for wordpress and it cut down the crawl and actual traffic. And my rank (1st page 1-3rd listing) on the search engine suffered (1st page 6th listing) as well. So I deleted the file in hopes things go back to normal.
Is a site map file good to use?
And is there a good site map generator? I see sites on the internet offering to generate one for you, except for some reason they want to host the file which I found strange. Or they say the file will only work if I host with them (which I'm not changing hosts just for that).