Scans your website to find sitemap files. Each sitemap is displayed along with the status code, format, number of entries in the sitemap, and a percentile representing how hard it will be for Google and Bing to find the sitemap.
What is the sitemap?
The term ‘sitemap’ refers to a visual representation of how to navigate through a website. Sitemaps are created using HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and are used by search engines like Google, Bing, etc. to help them crawl your site and find the content that’s on your pages.
Why do we need a sitemap? Should I make one?
Yes! We should definitely have a sitemap for SEO purposes. If your page has too many links, then they may get lost in the shuffle and not show up in the SERPs (search engine results). The sitemap helps map out all the pages and their corresponding URLs.
How can I create a sitemap for my site?
Google Webmaster Tools allows you to add a sitemap to your site. When you click on the link, you’ll go into a Google Form where you can submit your URL as well as any other relevant information. Google Webmaster tools then create the sitemap for you automatically. You can download this XML file and include it in your root directory.
What is sitemap in SEO?
A site map is used primarily to help search engines like Google efficiently crawl your website and find relevant information. They are typically used at the top of every page. They’re especially useful if your website has thousands of pages. A well-designed site map helps visitors better navigate around your site while allowing search engine bots to index your entire site. This can increase your traffic from both organic searches and backlinks.
What pages should be present in the sitemaps?
There are three types of pages that should be present in your sitemap.
- Homepage (index) – This page contains links to all other pages in the website.
- Category Page – These contain information about each category within the site.
- Sub-category Pages – Each sub-category has its own category page and contains sub-categories as well.
- Post Page – This page contains posts created by users.
- Search Page – This page contains a search form located at the top of the page.
- Contact Page – This page contains contact information.
- Links Page – A list of all external sites linked to this site.