What is XML sitemap in SEO?
A Sitemap is an XML generated files, which are placed on your website. An XML sitemap is an important tool or software, which lists a website’s important pages. With XML sitemap, Google can find important pages of your website so that, crawl and index your pages.
How to create an XML sitemaps?
XML sitemaps can be created in multiple methods.
Request a web developer to create a Sitemap for your website. He will help you in creating the sitemaps for the website. This website has to be placed in the cPanel (Control Panel) of your web hosting server.
If you are using WordPress to build the website, then simply you can add plugin “Yoast” “AllInSEO” to name a few. These plugins automatically create a sitemap for the website.
There are free tools which available online to create an XML sitemap. You can use
xml-sitemaps.com, xmlsitemapgenerator.org to name a few
How and Where to place the sitemap?
Once you generate the sitemap, you need to download the file (if it is from the free tools). The downloaded file saves a sitemap.xml. Place this file in the host server of your website. The path is public_html and upload the sitemap.xml
How to instruct Google to crawl the page?
Once you upload the file in host-server, then you need to register your website with Google Search Console. Once you verify your account, then click on the tab sitemap. There we need to add the sitemap. Once you add the sitemap, then Google on priority starts crawling and indexing your website.