What Are Site Maps and Why do you Need Them?
Sitemaps are lists of everything that is on your website. You make them and submit them to search engines like Google to tell them what is on your site. An XML Sitemap makes sure that Google knows all of the pages on your site because sometime they can get missed out in the crawling process.
Sitemaps also help the search engines see the metadata that the crawlers and bots can’t see. This includes video, images, mobile, and News. Google suggests that you use a separate Sitemap to submit News information.
- Your site changes a lot
- Your site has a lot of images and not very much text
- If your website is new.
- If you have a lot of blog posts that are not linked to each other
To read more about Sitemaps, go to sitemaps.org.
SEO is all about leaving a trail of breadcrumbs wherever you go and clearly pointing to your website from everywhere on and offline.