A sitemap tells Google which pages and files you think are important in your site, and also provides valuable information about these files: for example, for pages, when the page was last updated, how often the page is changed, and any alternate language versions of a page.

A sitemap is an XML file that lists the URLs of your website along with additional metadata about each one (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes and how important it is compared to other URLs in the site) so that search engines can crawl the site more intelligently.

A well-maintained XML sitemap can improve your SEO efforts and online visibility. It allows you to communicate directly with the search bots, alerting them to new or revised content. This way, you can make sure your pages and posts get indexed fast and show up in search results.

Sitemaps can also improve website navigation and help with poorly structured internal links. Additionally, they help the search engines classify your content by category or keyword, so adding an XML sitemap will keep your site organized and clean.

What should you do?

Why is this important?
Sitemaps guide the search engines on your site or blog, notifying them about the latest changes. For instance, if you add a new post, it will be automatically included in the sitemap.

While adding an XML sitemap does not boost your site’s search rankings, it does help search engines find the pages quickly and start ranking them.



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