What’s a Sitemap?
A Sitemap is a list of pages on your website for “crawlers” to access your website.
Why do you need a Sitemap on your website?
Creating and submitting a Sitemap let’s Google know about all the pages on your website so it can index you more effectively. You can read about this more on Google’s support page here.
How to add one to your website?
The easiest way to do this is by installing a WordPress plugin. The plugin highly recommended is Google XML Sitemaps. It’s quick and easy.
- Upload the plugin
- Install it
- Activate it
- Click on “settings” in your left side menu
- Click on “XML-Sitemap”
- The first box in the XML settings, you’ll see a message that says your Sitemap isn’t created yet
- Click on it
- Wahlah – the sitemap is created