What Is A Site Map? The sitemap may available on any website, indicating the website’s reliability. The sitemap is a page that holds links of all the pages available on the entire website. With a sitemap, all the pages of the website can be viewed on a single page and any information can be easily found. The sitemap has a very important role in On-page SEO. 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. A sitemap is a .xml file that contains all the information on the website. This sitemap gives all the information about the website to the search engines. So that when search engine crawlers come, they have no problem in collecting information from the website.
How do Search Engines work?
Suppose A and B are two schools in a town. Now data has to be collected from both schools. There is a board outside school A, in which information about the students, teachers, subjects, classes, and attendance of the school is available. Whereas there is no such board outside school B. At this stage, it will not take as much time to collect the data of School A as it will take to collect the data of School B. Because in this example all the information of school-A is given on that board and the data of school B will have to be collected from different sources. The layout of School-A can be better understood due to the information given on the board.
According to this example, the town here is the Internet, the school is a website. The school board is a sitemap. Information about students, teachers, subjects, classes and attendance on the board are pages and posts. You are the crawler of Search Engine. Conclusion – Websites whose sitemap is created on the Internet, Google’s crawlers collect data of those websites easily and quickly. Google defines a sitemap in its documents as “A sitemap is a place where the user can list the web pages of his website to inform the Google and other search engines about the content available of your site.”
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If a sitemap is extended in easy words, then a sitemap is a map of our website. Which helps Google to collect all the data from the website. Several steps are followed for on-page optimization. Sitemaps are also one of the important steps.
Why it is important to create a sitemap –
Creating a sitemap on a website is, therefore, necessary so that Google’s crawlers can easily collect all the information about the posts and pages available on the website. All the pages of the website should be indexed in Google. And the website’s organic ranking should be increased. Sitemaps are very beneficial for new websites and blogs. Back-links to new websites are very rare, so it is difficult for search engines to find all the pages of a new website. But with the help of a sitemap, Google search engines are able to know all the information about the website better.