XML (Extensible Markup Language) sitemap help the webmaster to tell search engine about the all pages of a website of blog. However, it is not helpful to boost your website search ranking but helpful for the search engine crawler to know about the pages of your website. An XML sitemap in a WordPress website is worthy for webmaster and search engine. Here you will know what a XML sitemap is and why you need it for your WordPress website.
What is XML sitemap?
A sitemap of a website is a list of URLs that has been posted and indexed in the search engine. It will make the work easier of search engine crawl to index all the pages of your WordPress website. It will also help the users to find a specific page they are looking for and browse the whole site on a single page.
There are two types of sitemap – HTML sitemap and XML sitemap
- HTML sitemaps are created in HTML codding, designed for to help the website visitors and search engine and it contains almost all important pages but does not contain every subpages.
- XML Sitemaps are written in XML to submit a sitemap to tell search engines about the pages and this job do for the search engines, and website visitors’ needs.
Why You Need XML Sitemap for WordPress Website?
People ask the question is XML sitemap necessary for WordPress websites? The answer is Definitely Yes! These site maps make a great sense for sense to search engine optimization for fast indexing of a website.
Generally the new websites don’t get backlinks especially blog posts pages and a sitemap crates backlinks of all pages in just few hours after crawling a website in search engine and your website will be crawled more efficiently.
If you have a famous website having 100s or 1000s of visitors per day, a sitemap let the search engine crawler know to judge how often your website being updated and make your website more visible in search engines’ results.
Keep it in mind again that an XML sitemap has effect your search engine optimization but it does not have any influence in search ranking.
How to Create XML Sitemaps in WordPress Sites?
There are many ways to add a sitemap in a WordPress website but using XML sitemap WordPress plugin is one of the easiest method to create a powerful sitemap of all pages.
- Install Google XML sitemap plugin
- Go to settings >> XML Sitemap
- Hit the button “click here” the sitemap will be created