As you know by now, there are quite a few ways you can increase traffic to your website. One of the most effective tactics that you can employ to increase organic traffic is to create a sitemap. However, if you don’t have much experience with web development, you may not even know what a sitemap is.
Putting together a sitemap
The term ‘sitemap’ is defined as a list of all your site’s URLs. The sitemap includes some information about these links.
The goal of a sitemap is to help search engines understand and index your website’s content. The marvellous news is that you don’t need any special coding knowledge to create a sitemap. There are hundreds of programs on the Internet that will help you to generate a sitemap.
However, this is the general process that someone putting together a sitemap will follow:
- Step 1: Analyse the structure of your website pages
- Step 2: Give codes to your URLs
- Step 3: Verify the code
- Step 4: Put your sitemap into the root and robots.txt
- Step 5: Submit your sitemap
Sitemaps are tools that help the search engine crawlers understand your website. In addition, a sitemap helps them to find what needs to be found.