Sitemaps

The Sitemaps protocol allows a webmaster to inform search engines about URLs on a website that are available for crawling. A Sitemap is an XML file that lists the URLs for a site. It allows webmasters to include additional information about each URL: when it was last updated, how often it changes, and how important it is in relation to other URLs in the site. This allows search engines to crawl the site more intelligently. Sitemaps are a URL inclusion protocol and complement robots.txt, a URL exclusion protocol.
Posts about Sitemaps
  • Introducing the new Search Console

    … A few months ago we released a beta version of a new Search Console experience to a limited number of users. We are now starting to release this beta version to all users of Search Console, so that everyone can explore this simplified process of optimizing a website's presence on Google Search. The functionality will include Search performance…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 21 readers -
  • How to scale your business internationally on search engines

    … to change example.com to example.com/en-gb/ it would mean example.com having to pass through a redirect. It’s much easier to do this within the CMS you are using; however, if needed you may use a bulk href lang tool. Sitemap implementation When people talk about using sitemaps and international SEO, they tend to be referring to implementing…

    Search Engine Watchin How To's- 16 readers -
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