What is a Sitemap or How to Generate A Sitemap?

What is a Sitemap or How to Generate?

Do you know how Google knows about your website? And do you know that how does the exact website rank in the search from the million websites? If you do not know then read today's post carefully. If you are a blogger, then today I am going to talk on the most important topic. Today I will talk, What is sitemap and how to make it and also tell you how to submit sitemap to google.
The most important Factor for your website is the sitemap. Many times it has been seen that bloggers publish new posts but they do not show in Google, and many people do not have the entire website show in the search.
what is sitemap
So brother,It happens because you can not tell Google to publish any of your posts, unless you tell how would google know about your post. That's why it is very important for Google and other search engines to add Sitemaps to Google to give information about your website.

Right below, I am telling you about the sitemap, to understand it carefully ...

 What is a Sitemap

Sitemap is an XML file, which lists all the pages and posts on your website. Google first takes the help of this list to see any of your posts in search. With this help, search engines make it easy to find any posts from your website.

Like any book, at the beginning of the book is an index page, which lists all the chapters (text / story) of the book, and also along with which is the page on who's the chapter... Just like XML Sitemap, Google also makes it easy to search every single post.

I hope you have come to know that what is sitemap .... So let us now understand the work of sitemap ....

How does Sitemap work?

Now it comes to how it works, its name is Site + Map, means the website map. It works exactly like a map. Sitemap contains the address of every page, category, tag, video, image and post you have.
Let me tell you, In the search engine, only the link to every post / page of your website is saved, not all your website. Your website or its data is saved in your hosting server. Google only has an address index. Only then, when your hosting server is down, your website also stops.

Work Process: When we create a blog and add pages, categories, tags and posts to it, then by adding all those addresses (links) into an XML file, submit them to search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. With this, whenever a user searches for any data, then this search engine lets sit through the sitemap to show all the posts in the search which the user needs. And this work happens in less than a second.

What will happen if there is no sitemap
If someone tells you that you bring a student named Rohan from this college, can you find the right Rohan? Your answer will be that there will be many students named Rohan ... but if someone says that this college student Rohan BCA 2nd year, roll no. If you come up with 56 then you will get it fast.
If you do not have the same Sitemap, then finding the right post for google will be the equivalent. The sitemap will have the correct address as you can check the sitemap of my website. You will know yourself.

How to create a Sitemap

Now you must be thinking that we do not have any information about coding then how can create this sitemap? But this is very easy in today's time. You can easily do it with the help of any sitemap generator. There are several websites in the market that make a sitemap free. but, If you are creating blog on wordpress then making a sitemap is even easier for you. Yoast is a plugin named SEO in WordPress, which lets you do just one click.

How to create sitemaps with the help of Yoast SEO: -

  • Go to Dashboard> SEO> General> Features
  • Now you can enable the XML Sitemaps option.
  • Your sitemap has now been created.
  • Click on the (?) Icon created with XML Sitemaps
  • Click on the XML sitemap to see your sitemap.

How to submit a Sitemap to Google?

Submitting a Sitemap in Google is very easy. You will need to login in Google Search Console. Login with the same account that your website add is in the account. If you did not add the website to the search console, you may get its related posts.

To submit a Sitemap, follow the steps given below: -

  • Login to Search Console.
  • Now click on the Crawl option in the left-side.
  • Now click on sitemaps.
  • Now click on the ADD / TEST SITEMAP right-top corner. Submit the XML Sitemap
  • Now you paste your sitemap link.
  • Click Submit.
  • Congratulations have submitted your sitemap, Google will crawl the sitemap and will gradually start indexing all Linux.

Different Types of Sitemaps

There are several types of Sitemaps. Separate sitemaps are submitted to index different things. See their types and their work below: -
  • Post-Sitemap: To index the post
  • Page-Sitemap: To index the website page
  • Category-Sitemap: To index the category
  • Tag-Sitemap: to index tags
  • Media-Attachments: To index image and video


Now you may know why it is important to submit a sitemap to your website in search engines. Now in the mind of some people there will also be a question about which sitemap or link should be submitted? So here I will tell you that if you are creating a blog, then you can submit a sitemap containing Post and Page to Google.
The more links you will index. The chance of getting the same error is also increased. So try to index links at least and usefull information.

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