What is the sitemap.xml file?

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What is the sitemap.xml file?

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sitemap.xml is a protocol that allows the webmaster for a website to inform Google and other major search engines about URLS on a website that are available for crawling.

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Sitemap is a way to tell Google about all the pages of your website . Sitemap has two types:
1. HTML Sitemap
2. XML Sitemap

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Sitemap.xml is created for the purpose of quick indexing of website pages based on the priorities.
This XML file guide the search engine spider about the number of URL and how to index them. Using sitemap.xml, pages will be indexed very quickly over search engine result page.

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Sitemap.xml is a file which contains a list of URL's which are required to be crawled by the search engine spiders and its main benefit is that the spiders get this list all at once and without taking much time, it takes away the URL list.

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A sitemap.xml file is a file that lists every link or URL that is in your site. This is like food for the search engines and allows us to inform search engines about URLs on your website that are available to index.
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A Sitemap is an eXtensible Markup Language file where you can store the list of all URLs of your website. It helps you to inform search engine crawlers about pages or URLs on your website that are available for crawling.

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It's model of a website's content designed to help both users and search engines navigate the site.

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A sitemap is a way of organizing a website, identifying the URLs and the data under each section. Previously, the sitemaps were primarily geared for the users of the website.

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in simple words, the sitemap is a list of URL and pages with a link if you create a sitemap so the search engine spider can navigate your site easily.

there are two types of sitemap:
(!) HTML sitemap: User friendly.
(!!)XML sitemap: search engine friendly.

XML sitemap displays the inner framework and organisation of website’s content to search engine, whereas the HTML sitemap will reflect the way that visitors intuitively work through a site making them a great extension to any site. when search engine crawler visits your site it can find easily through the sitemap, it shows a location of your site in the search engine server and provides instructions to a crawler.

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A sitemap is a file where you provide information about the pages, videos, and other files on your site, and the relationships between them. Search engines like Google read this file to more intelligently crawl your site. A sitemap tells the crawler which files you think are important in your site, and also provides valuable information about these files: for example, for pages, when the page was last updated, how often the page is changed, and any alternate language versions of a page.

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A sitemap.xml file is a file that lists every link or URL that is in your site. This is like food for the search engines and allows us to inform search engines about URLs on your website that are available to index.
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A Sitemap is an XML file that lists the URLs for a site. It allows webmasters to include additional information about each URL: when it was last updated, how often it changes, and how important it is in relation to other URLs in the site. This allows search engines to crawl the site more efficiently and to find URLs that may be isolated from rest of the site's content.

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Sitemap.xml is the best protocol, page to let google know how many links your website has. Inorder to rank on Google and Index your page on the SERP. you must add Sitemaps.xml and Robots.txt on your website.
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XML Sitemap is a text file used to detail all URLs on a website. It can include extra information on each URL, with details of when they were last updated, how important they are. This allows search engine to crawl your website more efficiently.

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