I have been using the Sitemap plugin from
on my blog for about a week now. The plugin not only generates a sitemap of your site but it also auto-pings google sitemaps every time you make a new post or change a post.
However, I've just come across this document (Google's Quality Guidelines):
The page says:
Don't use unauthorized computer programs to submit pages, check rankings, etc. Such programs consume computing resources and violate our Terms of Service. Google does not recommend the use of products such as WebPosition Gold™ that send automatic or programmatic queries to Google.
Does the Sitemap Generator plugin in that case violate Google's quality guidelines?
From the same google page:
If a site doesn't meet our quality guidelines, it may be blocked from the index. If you determine that your site doesn't meet these guidelines, you can modify your site so that it does and request reinclusion.