A sitemap is a collection of hyperlinks that outlines a website`s structure. These links allow visitors to quickly navigate to any section of a website listed in the sitemap.
What are the advantages to having a sitemap?
Well, in addition to making it easier for your visitors to navigate their way around your site, sitemaps also make it easier for search engine spiders to crawl your site. This can can improve your site`s search engine optimization by making sure that all the pages can be found. This will increase your search engine visibility, as well as your traffic.
And since most search engines will only follow a finite number of links from a page, having a sitemap ensures that search engines and visitors alike can access all the content on your site.
Do you need a sitemap?
Well, it depends on your site. If your site only has one or two pages and hardly any content, then no, you don`t need a sitemap.
After all, anything that will help your visitors as well as the search engines navigate your site is a good thing, right?
So where can I get a sitemap?
First of all, you should check to see if your site already has a sitemap. For example, I created my blog with Google`s Blogger, and my blog has a built-in sitemap.
If after checking you find that you don`t have a sitemap, the easiest way to create one is with XML Sitemaps Generator.
The aforementioned website will allow you to quickly and easily create your own sitemap right online.
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