Example 2: Media and images The ‘media’ or ‘image’ XML sitemap is also unnecessary for most websites. This is because your images are probably used within your pages and posts, so will already be included in your ‘post’ or ‘page’ sitemap. So having a separate ‘media’ or ‘image’ XML sitemap would be pointless and we recommend leaving it out of your XML sitemap. The only exception to this is if images are your main business. Photographers, for example, will probably want to show a separate ‘media’ or ‘image’ XML sitemap to Google. … [Read more...] about What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one? • Yoast
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Let me give very Easy example which makes you to understand very easily about sitemap. Like you are an HR in an company and your boss order you collect all employees data. Now Guess you have 50 employees with 50 cabins in your company and 30 employee’s cabins having name plate with every information needed and 20 don’t have anything. So when you collect data then you will easily get data of those employees who having name plate but you will get trouble who don’t have name plate. … [Read more...] about Know What is Sitemap for SEO and Why Sitemap is Important for SEO?
Google ignores the priority attribute in XML sitemaps but does pay attention to lastmod, according to John Mueller. Google determines the priority of your pages itself, probably by popularity and authority. Lastmod, however, is a tag that indicates when the URL has changed the last time, which is really interesting to Google. … [Read more...] about The Best XML Sitemap Tools, Tips, and Tricks
Organize your sitemap into sub-sitemaps. This has the additional advantages of making sitemaps smaller and faster to process.Submit a separate sitemap for your videos (if applicable).Add your sitemap in robots.txt. I have explained before how to SEO your robots.txt and in addition to that, you can also add the location of your sitemap to help search engines find your sitemap file easier.Include only URLS that Google can access. If you have pages that are blocked by robots or are behind a password-protected area, do not include those pages in the sitemap.Make sure that your XML Sitemap includes the ‘last modification time’ field, a value that gives information to Google as to when a page was last modified. This is useful in cases where you want Google to re-index some pages of your website.Creating an XML Sitemap with Yoast SEO PluginOne of the nice features of Yoast SEO is the Sitemap functionality. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize your XML Sitemap for Maximum SEO
You need the HTML sitemap, as well. Now this is just a page with links on it, preferable key-worded links that describes what that page is about so that a user can click on the site map and see exactly what you have on your website. It makes the process simpler because often times users are unfamiliar with your site and the information you have on it. Because you are familiar with your business and website does not means that everyone else is. Also, there are many people who might not know how to navigate websites all that well. Having a HTML sitemap makes it easier for these people because they can just go to your site map, click on what they want, and get taken to that location. So HTML is important for the user and also important to track how visitors use your website as well. … [Read more...] about The Difference between an HTML and an XML Sitemap