Have you ever seen a Map?
I am sure you have, A map contains every single place in your area in it.
It helps you to travel road by road, street by street. A map shows what an area contains.
Did you know? Websites also have their map, which makes easy for search engine to crawl your website.
A website map is usually known as Sitemap. I am sure you have listened to this word before.
In this post, You will learn What is Sitemap? How to Create Sitemap In WordPress and Blogspot Both? And the last How To Submit Sitemap in Google Search Console?
What Is Sitemap?
The Sitemaps protocol allows a webmaster to inform search engines about URLs on a website that are available for crawling. A Sitemap is an XML file that lists the URLs for a site. Wikipedia
In more simple words, A sitemap is a map of a website, which helps search engine bots to know where are the posts, pages and images so they can easily crawl them.
Below’s image will give you a clear idea about How a Sitemap looks?
You can see the above’s image that Sitemap basically contains all your post, pages, images and other item links at the one place.
How To Create A SiteMap?
Now you have understood all about the Sitemap but here one question arose that How to create Sitemap for your website. As everyone knows, WordPress has tons of plugins for performing tasks.
For WordPress Users
As always, WordPress has many plugins for creating Sitemap for WordPress website also. Here is the list of plugins which you can use for creating your website’s sitemap.
I am 100% sure that you are aware of Yoast SEO plugin and maybe you are using it too. Yoast SEO is the best every plugin for SEO in WordPress plugin directory I’ve seen.
Login your WordPress admin dashboard and then go to SEO>Sitemap.
Then you can see General Settings on the next screen. And your XML Sitemap link as shown in the image.
You can choose which post type should be added to XML sitemap. Go to Post Type Tab in XML Sitemap screen.
This is all you need to do for creating your sitemap using Yoast SEO plugin. It is very simple, Isn’t it?
Google XML Sitemaps plugin is especially for creating XML Sitemap for WordPress website.
If you are not using Yoast SEO plugin then you should use this plugin. It is the very simple plugin for creating Sitemap for WordPress site.
It has 5 Star rating and more than 2 Million active installs. Now you can imagine how cool this plugin is.
For Blogger Users
Now you have understood that it is very easy to create a sitemap for WordPress website. Because WordPress has tons of plugins for performing the various task.
But not that much easy for Blogger users, they have no special plugins or tools for performing the task.
I also have a blog on Blogger for testing and learning about the Blogger platform, So I will show you how you can create a sitemap for your Blogger blog?
Here is the step by step guide which is going to help you in creating XML Sitemap for your Bloggers site.
- Click on this link to open Blogger Sitemap Generator.
- Enter your Blogger website full URL in the box with the http:// and then click on Generate Sitemap.
- Then it will automatically generate your sitemap, you can see a box like below’s image.
- Copy this and go to your Blogger dashboard then Settings>Search Preferences, enable Custom robots.txt then paste the text you copied.
- This is how you can create a sitemap for your blogger site.
I hope now you have understood what is sitemap? and how you create it for your WordPress or Blogger site? Creating a sitemap is very easy for WordPress users because of plugins. But this is also easy for blogger using the Blogger Sitemap Generator.
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