What is a sitemap?
A sitemap is a web page on a website listing all of its pages and their relationship. There are two types of sitemaps: HTML and XML.
HTML sitemaps are usually organized by topic, making it easier for visitors to navigate the website. This type of sitemap is more user-friendly and typically features an intuitive design.
XML sitemaps provide a list of all the web pages on a website to search engine bots or crawlers. This helps ensure that all content is properly indexed so that it can be found when someone conducts an online search. XML sitemaps also provide additional details about each webpage, such as the last modification date and how often it’s updated.
Why are sitemaps useful?
Sitemaps are useful for both website users and crawlers/bots. HTML sitemaps provide a convenient way for users to navigate a website and make finding what they’re looking for easier. XML sitemaps help ensure that all content is properly indexed so that it can be found when someone conducts an online search while also providing additional details about each web page, such as its last modification date and how often it’s updated.