What is a sitemap?
Sitemap, as the name suggests, is a map of your website’s contents.
Why are sitemaps important?
Sitemaps are mostly made for search engines so that they can crawl and index. It also tells search engines which pages are more important for crawling, what kind of post it is (for example- news, video etc…)
How does a sitemap look like-
This is how a sitemap looks like this-
Where to find your sitemap?
You can find your sitemap usually at youwebsite.com/sitemap.xml. Also, it may be mentioned in yourwebsite.com/robots.txt
What are the different kinds of sitemaps?
- HTML sitemaps
- XML sitemaps
About the HTML Sitemap
HTML sitemaps are usually built for humans so that they can navigate your website easily.
XML sitemaps are built for search engines so that they can crawl your website better. If you are looking for SEO improvements, having a XML sitemap is better.