Quick tutorial on how to Build And check Sitemap XML

The Sitemap is a file list of important pages of your website as its name refers is also a roadmap that leads Google Bots to follow and crawl your pages...

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The Importance Of Having a Sitemap XML

Having a sitemap on your website is important for SEO, it can help your content to be discovered and much more.


Every website that gets indexed on Google has a sitemap, if the website has not appeared on Google search that means it has no sitemap submitted yet however Google robots can not follow or index any content or pages.

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What Is The Quickest Way To Access Sitemaps?

There's many ways to check and access the website sitemap and the quickest way is by location:


Go to URL For example.com/sitemap.xml or example.com/sitemap_index.xml.


The way that use to find exactly the right URL path,is by these operators:


site:example.com inurl:sitemap filetype:xml

Or site:example.com inurl:sitemap filetype:(*)


The star will work as a wild card, and the search will return any sitemap file extension available.

building a sitemap, for WordPress users, can be done with a plugin called Yoast that makes the hard work easier.


In your WordPress dashboard open up Yoast plugin, go to sitemap and press generate sitemap,Yoast is going to automatically start building your new sitemaps.

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