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Sitemap Website Layout and Development Services

A sitemap provides search engines and visitors a detailed map of your website pages. Creating a professional sitemap lets the search engine know where they can locate all the pages of your website. If your site is not well laid out, it is most likely not being index correctly. Numerous issues can cause a website to lack relevancy; these issues will cause problems crawling for Google robots. Here’s how you can submit your sitemap to search engines to improve the results of your SEO efforts.

There are two popular types of sitemaps. These two types are HTML sitemaps and XML Sitemaps. Although very similar in data, these sitemaps are entirely different in presentation and use.

HTML Sitemap: Allowing Users to Navigate Website Pages

HTML Sitemap

The most commonly displayed sitemaps on the web are HTML sitemaps. They show the page structure of the website and all pages within.

XML Sitemap: Submitted to Search Engines for Crawling Website

If you don’t know whether or not you have a sitemap, you can check two generic URLs that are generally used to host your sitemap. http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap or http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml are two of the most common formats for storing your sitemap. If you can’t find them here, consult with the help section of the platform you are using to learn how to access or create your sitemap.

XML Sitemaps

It’s important to note that while a sitemap does help search engines crawl your site, it does not by any means guarantee that you’ll get good ranking for your website. Original and relevant content will always play a significant role in assuring that your site ranks for the keywords you’re targeting. Sitemaps are merely the best practice among the most common SEO techniques and strategies available to web developers today.

Index Your Sitemap With Google Search Console

Google Search Console has a utility that not only allows you to submit a sitemap and crawl it regularly. Additionally, if there are any issues with your sitemap, Google Search Console has a utility that not only allows you to submit a sitemap and crawl it regularly. Additionally, if there are any issues with your sitemap, Google Search Console will make you aware of the issue so that you can get the problem fixed as soon as possible. You can then compare the number of URLs you have on your web site to the number of URLs that are indexed within Google’s search engine.

Like Google, Bing also has a set of webmaster tools where you can submit your sitemap. While the traffic you generate from Bing and Yahoo! is substantially less than that of Google, this is still a worthwhile effort that can help drive additional traffic to your website regularly.

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