Sitemap and Its Role in SEO
A sitemap is related to search engine optimization. Most people are confused that sitemap is mandatory to be integrated with the website if we don’t upload.XML file Google will not crawl our website. This is a common confusion among the freshers. That’s why it’s important to know Sitemap and its role in SEO.
What is a sitemap?
In more simple words, we can say “Sitemap is a container of all URLs of your website OR we can say in other words ‘Map of site’.
How many types of Sitemaps?
sitemp.xml – Which is used for search engines
sitemap.html – This is basically for users to make their experience better while browsing the website and navigate from one page to another.
What importance of Sitemap?
In Social Media Marketing Sitemap plays a vital role. Is Sitemap is that much important, if we don’t upload it on the Google search console, will Google stop crawling your website? That’s completely wrong. Google crawling works as usual, but it doesn’t mean that sitemap has no use. Sitemap.xml helps Google to crawl websites more easy way. Whenever Google Crawls a website, first of all, they search for >XML file, if that is available then it helps to crawl the website in a more easy way. For HTML & PHP websites we have to generate the sitemap & .XML files with the help of multiple websites like sitemap generator, xml-sitemaps.com.
How to generate the sitemap files in HTML & PHP OR dynamic websites?
You can visit any of the websites like sitemap generator, xml-sitemaps.com. After that, you need to fill in the URL link of your website after that you can click on the ‘create sitemap’. In this process scanning of all URLs and store them in one file, After this, you can download this file and upload it on the server main roots folder. How can we verify that the sitemap is uploaded on the website?
For this, Simply put your domain name/sitemap.xml. In this way, you will be able to find files here is the verification method.
After uploading the .XML on the server of the particular website, We have to intimate the search engine that our file has been generated and uploaded on the website. Here, we need to open Google Console click on the Sitemap tab, write down the sitemap.com and submit in your domain line. In this way, Google crawlers will be able to scan and indexing websites in a more easy way.
How to generate the sitemap files in word press websites?
In Word press websites, whenever you start doing SEO and install any plug-ins like Youst. In this way, Sitemap.xml gets autogenerated and uploaded to the website. Here it is an Auto-Generated process.
I hope this blog helps you to understand the below topics.
– What is a Sitemap?
– How many types of Sitemaps?
– What importance of Sitemap?
– How to generate the sitemap files in HTML & PHP OR dynamic websites?
– How to generate the sitemap files in word press websites?