What is a Sitemap?
A sitemap is an outline of the main pages on a website. Sitemaps are used by crawling bots to ensure that they index all important content. A sitemap can also provide a helpful overview of the structure of a website.
More About Sitemaps
In order to benefit from a sitemap, you’ll need to follow a few important steps. First, you’ll want to choose a format for your sitemap. This can be XML, RSS, or text.
Next, you’ll need to create your sitemap. This can be done manually or automatically (by using a sitemap generator), depending on the size of your site and the number of pages you want included.
Lastly, you’ll need to submit your sitemap to Google via Google Search Console. Letting Google know you’ve added or updated your sitemap will help ensure that the robots will follow this new set of directions and crawl your site.