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What is sitemap

Sitemap has a very important role in On page SEO. But the first question that comes to mind is that What is sitemap?

While doing search engine optimization we submit a sitemap of our site to the search engines. By doing this, the organic ranking of the website improves.

Sitemap is an .xml file. It contains all the information of our website.

Like how many pages and posts are there on the website, where are the images and other media files etc.

These sitemaps give all the information of the website to the search engines.

So when the crawlers of search engines come, they have no problem in collecting information from the website.

For example (What is sitemap) –

There are many colonies in a city. You should be asked to collect the data of all the colonies.

There is a map on the entrance of colony-A, which gives you all the information about colony.

Like which building is it at? What is the location of the park? e.t.c

But there is no map / map in colony-B.

When you collect your data, the data of colony-A will be collected quickly and will be more accurate. Because of that map, you will be able to know the layout of that colony in a better way.

Because of the map you can understand the layout of colony-A in a better way.

In this example-

  • The city is Internet
  • Colony – your website
  • Colony Map – Sitemap of your website
  • Buildings are – website posts, pages etc.
  • You are – Search Engine crawler

Conclusion – The websites of websites on which sitemap is made on the Internet, Google’s crawlers collect data of those websites easily and quickly.

I hope this example would have cleared that What is sitemap

Google defines a sitemap in its documents as something like “A sitemap is a file where you can list the web pages of your site to tell Google and other search engines about the organization of your site content.” ”

In easy words, say-

Sitemap is a map of our website. Which helps Google to collect all the data from the website.

This is something that a Sitemap looks like. This is the sitemap of my website Global Tech Talk.

On-page optimization requires a lot of steps to follow. Sitemaps are also one of them.

Why it is important to create a sitemap –

  • So that Google’s crawlers easily collect all the information of our website.
  • All our pages should be indexed in Google.
  • And our site has an organic ranking increase.

Sitemaps are very beneficial for new websites and blogs.

There are not much backlinks on new websites, so it is not easy for search engines to find all the pages of the new website.

But with the help of sitemap, search engines are able to know all the information of our website better.

How to create a sitemap?

If your website is built on WordPress, then this tutorial will help you.

How to make sitemap in wordpress. 3 steps

And if your website is not built on wordpress, then from this tutorial you can learn how to create sitemap and submit it to Google.

How to create a sitemap of non-wordpress website?

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