2010
01.25

If you want to get your website indexed properly by search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing you need to create a XML sitemap and submit it for indexing. A sitemap is a file which is on your web server that will allow the search engine crawlers to find all the files you have.

Basically there are two different types of sitemaps. a HTML page or a XML file. Generally the HTML sitemap is a single web page which allows visitors to see all the available pages on a website and usually it links to all those pages. The XML sitemap is used by search engine crawlers to find out how many pages are available and which have been updated recently. A XML sitemap is not meant for normal website visitors and it does not look pretty.

XML-Sitemaps is a free sitemap generator. Here you can index all your web pages and create a XML sitemap file which you can upload to your web server root directory. There is nothing to install. All you need to do is, use the XML-Sitemaps website and it will do all the hard work for you automatically.

4 Easy Steps for Creating a XML Sitemap

1. Go to XML-Sitemaps

2. Enter your full website URL. Choose your other options:

– Enter the frequency your website is usually updated from the drop-down list.
– Choose an option under ‘Last modification’. This is the time the URL was last modified.
– Leave the Priority at Automatic.

3. Click ‘Start’. Wait while your sitemap is being generated.

4. Click the link to download the .xml file.

Google XML Sitemaps

Create Google XML Sitemap

download XML sitemap

Now you can upload the XML sitemap which you created (sitemap.xml file) to the main root directory of your web site and you can submit your sitemap URL to Google Webmaster Tools so that Google will index your site.

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  1. Google sitemaps is a really essential tool for proper indexing of all web pages in a website.