XML Sitemap Generator

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap is a file that contains links to your website's most important pages for search engines and web crawlers to find. They can be HTML, TXT, RSS, or XML format.

Why use sitemaps?

Sitemaps help with SEO. The Sitemap protocol was created in 2006 and has been widely adopted by search engines including Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

What do sitemaps look like?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
   <url>
      <loc>http://www.example.com/</loc>
      <lastmod>2005-01-01</lastmod>
      <changefreq>monthly</changefreq>
      <priority>0.8</priority>
   </url>
</urlset>

Does my site need a sitemap?

Not necessarily. Sitemaps are especially useful for large websites with many pages and images, but smaller websites may not need them to get fully indexed.

Where to upload sitemap.xml?

Place your sitemap in the root directory of your server at https://example.com/sitemap.xml. Usually, this folder is named /public_html or /httpdocs.

Then notify search engines using their webmaster tools: