What is sitemap?

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    Why sitemap submission is important ..How sitemap helpful in the ranking?
     
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    A site map is a visual or textually organized model of a Web site's content that allows the users to navigate through the site to find the information they are looking for, just as a traditional geographical map helps people find places they are looking for in the real world. A site map is a kind of interactive table of contents, in which each listed item links directly to its counterpart sections of the Web site. Site maps perform the same service that the layout maps in large shopping malls perform: without them, it is possible to explore a complex site by trial and error, but if you want to be sure to find what you're looking for, the most efficient way to do that is to consult a model of the resources available. If a Web site is small and uncomplicated, a site map may be unnecessary, just as a layout map may not be required for shoppers to find their way through small shopping malls.
     
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    It is primarily created to facilitate the functionality of the search engines.
     
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    A sitemap is a file where you provide information about the pages, videos, and other files on your site, and the relationships between them. Search engines like Google read this file to more intelligently crawl your site. A sitemap tells the crawler which files you think are important in your site, and also provides valuable information about these files: for example, for pages, when the page was last updated, how often the page is changed, and any alternate language versions of a page.


    There are two types of sitemap – Html & XML
     
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    XML Sitemap:

    1. XML sitemap is mainly for search engines.
    2. An XML sitemap file is a file with a list of information of each URL of a website, which allows search engines to crawl the site more intelligently.
     
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    XML Sitemaps are necessary for SEO as a result of they create it easier for Google to find out your website's pages. Site map doesn't guarantee that each page of a site is going to be crawled, but major search engines recommend them.
    If the spiders aren't ready to crawl the site, it'll not get indexed, and also the content won't get ranked in search engines results pages. If it's not ranked inside a research results page, it'll not be visited by users. As a result of this, it'll not generate traffic, revenue, or advertising.
     
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    No they aren't. A well structured site doesn't need a sitemap.

    A poorly configured sitemap will hurt you ranking.
     
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    It's Necessary For Google Indexing If Your Indexing is Good Then Your Website Will Grow faster.
     
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    A site map is a file listing all the page on websites. It helps to understand the users and search engines about the webpage which is listed. Sitemaps are a very important way for a website to communicate with a search engine and users. Robots (.txt) tells a search engine which part of the website to not include for indexing, and the web sitemap tells these search engines where you'd like them to go.

    There are many benefits to using sitemap. Not only is it easier to navigate, but it gives better visibility to search engines. Its offer the opportunity to link search engines with any changes made to the site immediately after they happen. You cannot expect search engines to rush to account for the changes on the pages, but they will certainly change the edits that have been made faster as compared to when a website does not have a sitemap.
    so, when there is a sitemap link to a website, and it is submitted to search engines, you will rely on external links less when search engines are bringing visitors to your site.

    So it is Important for the website, but not helping to increase ranking.
     
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    No it's not. A well structured site doesn't need a sitemap
    If it's important for the site you are doing it wrong. Google likes to navigate round a site to understand importance. A sitemap can destroy this indexing process.
     
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    Thanks for your information.
     
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    Sitemap is listing all the categories with its sub-categories present in a website, easy for users to navigate the page they want to go through.
    HTML and XML sitemaps are the types.
    In HTML sitemap all the list is present in single page which can be added manually
    In XML Sitemap, the website full page detail is given to be indexed by search engines.

    It is used for indexing of webpages and is not helpful for ranking purpose.
     
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    What is an XML Sitemap and is having one important for SEO? Great question! Think of every page of your site and your site as a home . XML Sitemaps are important for SEO since they make it much easier for Google to find your site's pages--this is important because Google ranks web PAGES not just sites.
     
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    Sitemaps are a protocol that allows the webmaster for a website to inform Google and other major search engines about URLs on a website that are available for crawling. Sitemaps allow search engines to find all of your webpages, that they might otherwise miss when indexing. The XML sitemap allows you to specify additional information about each URL such as:

    • When it was last updated
    • How often the site changes
    • How important the page is in relation to other pages on the site
     

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