XML Sitemap

What is XML SiteMap and why it is important

XML Sitemap

An XML sitemap is an XML file that lists all of the URLs on your website. It helps search engines that which content is available along with their path.

It is important for SEO because it is easier for search engines to find your post or pages and it is highly recommended to have an XML sitemap on your website.

Why XML Sitemap is important?

XML sitemaps will boost your SEO rankings, through this file search engines easily crawl your website.

Search engines can find which content is available at which place of a website, and when your post or page last updated.

How to generate?

There are many online generator tools available to generate this file and you can easily generate it from any online available tool and also generate it from different plugins in WordPress.

Below are examples of XML sitemaps from the Yoast SEO plugin.



Generate from Yoast SEO plugin



Advantages of using the plugin

The main advantage of using the Yoast SEO plugin is that it automatically creates a sitemap and when a new page, post or link is added it automatically updates in this file.

How to access it

You can access it from https://yourdomainname.com/sitemap.xml

How google recognize

You can add your XML sitemap in the google search console to recognize it for google and other search engines.

Why do you need it?

Sitemaps are important for search engine optimization and by adding it does not affect your SEO ranking.

If your post or page is not listed then sitemap provides a way for a search engine to index this.

When you create a new website or blog then this file is needed to inform search engines about this blog or website to index this.

Search engines like Google and Bing allow you to submit this in webmaster tools.

The sitemap also updated the last modified date and through this search engines know which content is last or regularly updated. It is also important for old and popular websites.



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