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Gok26
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Sitemaps are significant for technical SEO, it also helps crawlers as well as users to understand the website.

What is Sitemap?

Sitemaps provides information to understand the flow of the website to the search engine bots inorder to crawl all the pages of the website, which is in the form of XML(Extensible markup language) understand by the bots.

This helps search engines in declaring page authority and ranking on SERPs.

Why sitemap is important?

Sitemaps indicates to the search engine bots what elements of website are important and bots make use of XML sitemap to understand your site's webpages. The more search engines understand the better it helps to rank for the right keywords.

Like XML sitemap, HTML sitemap helps users to navigate the website, it typically includes the most important pages on your website.

Different types of Sitemap:

There are two types of sitemap commonly used are XML and HTML. Each of these are used for search engines bots and users

XML:

XML sitemap share the details of how many pages are there in the website to the search engine bots and if there are any changes in the website it need to communicate with search engine through XML sitemap which helps to become authority in your niche and ranking.

HTML:
HTML sitemap gives the information about the pages and links of your website. Search engine crawls the HTML sitemap and sends user experience signal to the Google.

It can be seen on the footer of the website, which has some of the pages on the website to navigate by the users.

 

Difference

XML is for search engines and HTML is for users to navigate the website.

XML sitemap:

image

 

HTML sitemap

image

 

 

Sitemap best practices

Sitemaps are essential for indexing your website on the search engine to effectively crawl the pages of your website. Some of the best practices are,

 

Priority pages

You can include <priority> tag to the pages in your sitemap, which indicates to Google that the page is important. Priority can be set between intervals 0.0 to 1.0, the highest priority is set as 1.0. You can set the priority for different pages with different values.

Changing frequency

You can set <changefreq> tag within sitemap of the Google which indicates how often the content is updated in your website. It can be of weekly, monthly, yearly, or daily type of tag to set according to the content.

Avoid noindexed pages

When submitting sitemap XML to google, you are allowing your pages to crawl and index. If your page is 'noindex' labelled, avoid it in the sitemap

Avoid duplicates

The pages which are updated in the sitemap is available to crawl and the previous version is available as duplicate which needs to be as "noindex" because Google will penalize for duplicate pages.

Use multiple sitemaps:

Sitemaps not include over 50000 URLs and size more than 50 MB, you can include as multiple sitemaps in that scenario to break down the file size to include all the pages for crawl by the search engine bots.

 

 
 
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Topic starter Posted : 25/06/2021 6:10 am
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JayDollar
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This is wonderful

Thanks for dropping this Valuable information here.

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Posted : 26/06/2021 12:20 pm
JayDollar
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Posted by: @gok26
Sitemaps are significant for technical SEO, it also helps crawlers as well as users to understand the website.

 

What is Sitemap?

Sitemaps provides information to understand the flow of the website to the search engine bots inorder to crawl all the pages of the website, which is in the form of XML(Extensible markup language) understand by the bots.

 

This helps search engines in declaring page authority and ranking on SERPs.

Why sitemap is important?

Sitemaps indicates to the search engine bots what elements of website are important and bots make use of XML sitemap to understand your site's webpages. The more search engines understand the better it helps to rank for the right keywords.

 

Like XML sitemap, HTML sitemap helps users to navigate the website, it typically includes the most important pages on your website.

Different types of Sitemap:

There are two types of sitemap commonly used are XML and HTML. Each of these are used for search engines bots and users

 

XML:

XML sitemap share the details of how many pages are there in the website to the search engine bots and if there are any changes in the website it need to communicate with search engine through XML sitemap which helps to become authority in your niche and ranking.

 

HTML:
HTML sitemap gives the information about the pages and links of your website. Search engine crawls the HTML sitemap and sends user experience signal to the Google.

It can be seen on the footer of the website, which has some of the pages on the website to navigate by the users.

 

Difference

XML is for search engines and HTML is for users to navigate the website.

XML sitemap:

image

 

HTML sitemap

image

 

 

Sitemap best practices

Sitemaps are essential for indexing your website on the search engine to effectively crawl the pages of your website. Some of the best practices are,

 

Priority pages

You can include <priority> tag to the pages in your sitemap, which indicates to Google that the page is important. Priority can be set between intervals 0.0 to 1.0, the highest priority is set as 1.0. You can set the priority for different pages with different values.

Changing frequency

You can set <changefreq> tag within sitemap of the Google which indicates how often the content is updated in your website. It can be of weekly, monthly, yearly, or daily type of tag to set according to the content.

Avoid noindexed pages

When submitting sitemap XML to google, you are allowing your pages to crawl and index. If your page is 'noindex' labelled, avoid it in the sitemap

Avoid duplicates

The pages which are updated in the sitemap is available to crawl and the previous version is available as duplicate which needs to be as "noindex" because Google will penalize for duplicate pages.

Use multiple sitemaps:

Sitemaps not include over 50000 URLs and size more than 50 MB, you can include as multiple sitemaps in that scenario to break down the file size to include all the pages for crawl by the search engine bots.

 

 
 

You said Sitemap helps SEO to understand my website and as a result enhances my rank on SERPs. My question is

Can I run my website without a sitemap and still rank high in SERPs?

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Posted : 26/07/2021 4:18 pm
Adilkhan
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Reputable Member
Posted by: @gok26
Sitemaps are significant for technical SEO, it also helps crawlers as well as users to understand the website.

 

What is Sitemap?

Sitemaps provides information to understand the flow of the website to the search engine bots inorder to crawl all the pages of the website, which is in the form of XML(Extensible markup language) understand by the bots.

 

This helps search engines in declaring page authority and ranking on SERPs.

Why sitemap is important?

Sitemaps indicates to the search engine bots what elements of website are important and bots make use of XML sitemap to understand your site's webpages. The more search engines understand the better it helps to rank for the right keywords.

 

Like XML sitemap, HTML sitemap helps users to navigate the website, it typically includes the most important pages on your website.

Different types of Sitemap:

There are two types of sitemap commonly used are XML and HTML. Each of these are used for search engines bots and users

 

XML:

XML sitemap share the details of how many pages are there in the website to the search engine bots and if there are any changes in the website it need to communicate with search engine through XML sitemap which helps to become authority in your niche and ranking.

 

HTML:
HTML sitemap gives the information about the pages and links of your website. Search engine crawls the HTML sitemap and sends user experience signal to the Google.

It can be seen on the footer of the website, which has some of the pages on the website to navigate by the users.

 

Difference

XML is for search engines and HTML is for users to navigate the website.

XML sitemap:

image

 

HTML sitemap

image

 

 

Sitemap best practices

Sitemaps are essential for indexing your website on the search engine to effectively crawl the pages of your website. Some of the best practices are,

 

Priority pages

You can include <priority> tag to the pages in your sitemap, which indicates to Google that the page is important. Priority can be set between intervals 0.0 to 1.0, the highest priority is set as 1.0. You can set the priority for different pages with different values.

Changing frequency

You can set <changefreq> tag within sitemap of the Google which indicates how often the content is updated in your website. It can be of weekly, monthly, yearly, or daily type of tag to set according to the content.

Avoid noindexed pages

When submitting sitemap XML to google, you are allowing your pages to crawl and index. If your page is 'noindex' labelled, avoid it in the sitemap

Avoid duplicates

The pages which are updated in the sitemap is available to crawl and the previous version is available as duplicate which needs to be as "noindex" because Google will penalize for duplicate pages.

Use multiple sitemaps:

Sitemaps not include over 50000 URLs and size more than 50 MB, you can include as multiple sitemaps in that scenario to break down the file size to include all the pages for crawl by the search engine bots.

 

 
 

yes it helps in crawler process to be indexed fastly

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Posted : 28/07/2021 7:12 am
Muhammad aown
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Prominent Member

Can you please write about the term crawling, because i don't know what it is

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Posted : 01/08/2021 3:26 pm
Muhammad aown
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Prominent Member
Posted by: @jaydollar
Posted by: @gok26
Sitemaps are significant for technical SEO, it also helps crawlers as well as users to understand the website.

 

 

What is Sitemap?

Sitemaps provides information to understand the flow of the website to the search engine bots inorder to crawl all the pages of the website, which is in the form of XML(Extensible markup language) understand by the bots.

 

 

This helps search engines in declaring page authority and ranking on SERPs.

Why sitemap is important?

Sitemaps indicates to the search engine bots what elements of website are important and bots make use of XML sitemap to understand your site's webpages. The more search engines understand the better it helps to rank for the right keywords.

 

 

Like XML sitemap, HTML sitemap helps users to navigate the website, it typically includes the most important pages on your website.

Different types of Sitemap:

There are two types of sitemap commonly used are XML and HTML. Each of these are used for search engines bots and users

 

 

XML:

XML sitemap share the details of how many pages are there in the website to the search engine bots and if there are any changes in the website it need to communicate with search engine through XML sitemap which helps to become authority in your niche and ranking.

 

 

HTML:
HTML sitemap gives the information about the pages and links of your website. Search engine crawls the HTML sitemap and sends user experience signal to the Google.

It can be seen on the footer of the website, which has some of the pages on the website to navigate by the users.

 

Difference

XML is for search engines and HTML is for users to navigate the website.

XML sitemap:

image

 

HTML sitemap

image

 

 

Sitemap best practices

Sitemaps are essential for indexing your website on the search engine to effectively crawl the pages of your website. Some of the best practices are,

 

Priority pages

You can include <priority> tag to the pages in your sitemap, which indicates to Google that the page is important. Priority can be set between intervals 0.0 to 1.0, the highest priority is set as 1.0. You can set the priority for different pages with different values.

Changing frequency

You can set <changefreq> tag within sitemap of the Google which indicates how often the content is updated in your website. It can be of weekly, monthly, yearly, or daily type of tag to set according to the content.

Avoid noindexed pages

When submitting sitemap XML to google, you are allowing your pages to crawl and index. If your page is 'noindex' labelled, avoid it in the sitemap

Avoid duplicates

The pages which are updated in the sitemap is available to crawl and the previous version is available as duplicate which needs to be as "noindex" because Google will penalize for duplicate pages.

Use multiple sitemaps:

Sitemaps not include over 50000 URLs and size more than 50 MB, you can include as multiple sitemaps in that scenario to break down the file size to include all the pages for crawl by the search engine bots.

 

 
 

You said Sitemap helps SEO to understand my website and as a result enhances my rank on SERPs. My question is

Can I run my website without a sitemap and still rank high in SERPs?

I don't have knowledge about your question but we also need backlinks to rank with sitemap

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Posted : 01/08/2021 3:27 pm
Muhammad aown
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Prominent Member
Posted by: @jaydollar

This is wonderful

Thanks for dropping this Valuable information here.

Ofcourse this post was wonderful without a doubt but you could have liked the to post to show your thoughts.

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Posted : 01/08/2021 3:28 pm
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