A sitemap is a pretty much important for any website or blog from the Search Engine Point of view. Sitemap, as the name, indicates a map of the website so that user can see the website pages, links and easily navigate through the pages. The concept is most likely similar to the index page of the book or geographical map helps to find the routs, places to reach the destination. The significance of sitemap for any website arises because it helps search engine crawlers like Google-bot to crawl no. of pages listed on the website. A sitemap is a file and page which we link to our website and store on our web space.
Note: Sitemap improves the crawling of your website.
It is very easy to generate the sitemap. There are many online web applications through which we can generate the sitemap easily.
In this blog, we assume that you have a blog in WordPress and we will show you how to generate sitemap through SEO Yoast. Don’t worry if you are not aware of SEO Yoast. It’s a WP Plugin which helps in optimizing website or blog.
Below is the step by step processes on how to create the sitemap in WordPress blog or website:
Step 1: Login to your WP dashboard and go to plugins.
Step 2: First, we will install SEO Yoast plugin in order to enable sitemap.
Step 3: Click on install button and then activate plugin.
Step 4: After activated the Yoast Plugin. Go to the SEO Menus>> XML Sitemaps, you will see an XML sitemap enable check box like the one mentioned in the screen below. Tick on that check box And save the changes.
Step 5: Now you can see your sitemap.xml is ready, click on XML Sitemap button.
Below is the step by step processes on how to create the sitemap through the tools or creator.:
Step 1: Go to Web-site-map.com to create the sitemap for your website and put your website link and keep the default check boxes as it is. Just change the page changing frequency to Daily option. Click on Create free XML sitemap.
Step 2: After few minutes, depends on how large your website is; sitemap will be ready to download. The website will provide you many downloadable formats to download sitemap. You can download one GZip version, one XML and one HTML version mentioned in the screen below.