What are XML Sitemap and how to create a sitemap?

What is Sitemap?

An XML sitemap is a range that lists a website’s important messenger, making sure Google can find and crawl them all. It also helps search machines understand your website structure. You want Google to crawl every essential runner of your website. But occasionally, pages end up without any internal links pointing, A sitemap can help to find out content discovery.

How to add XML Sitemaps to your site with Yoast SEO

Because of their SEO value, we’ve added the capability to produce your own XML Sitemaps in our Yoast SEO plugin. They’re available in both the free and ultra expensive performances of the plugin. We produce them automatically for you and we place them in the right place. You don’t have to worry about the question of where your XML sitemap should be placed.

While we worked together with Google to bring XML Sitemaps natively to WordPress, we offer a superior interpretation of Sitemaps in Yoast SEO.

The WordPress one is introductory and not nearly as fine- tuned and completely featured as the one in YoastSEO.

However, we automatically disable the WordPress sitemap for you, If you install Yoast SEO.

How do you create an XML sitemap for your website?

Creating an XML sitemap, l want to include links to all the couriers you want search bots to crawl. However, you shouldn’t put it in your XML sitemap, If you don’t want a messenger crawled. Still, that won’t stop a search machine crawler from chancing it.

You should include the runners you don’t want crawled in your robots txt file. A great tool for generating a sitemap for your website is XML-Sitemaps.com: Still, you can use this tool for free, If your website is 500 pages or minor.

How to create a sitemap in Yoast SEO

To install Yoast SEO, login to your WordPress dashboard.

Go to Plugins > Add New.

Search for “Yoast SEO or .”

Hit “Install now” on the first result, then “Activate.”

Go to SEO > General > Features. Make sure the “XML Sitemaps” toggle is on.

You should now see your sitemap (or sitemap index) at either yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml or yourdomain.com/sitemap_index.xml.

How to create Sitemap in Wix

Wix creates a sitemap for you automatically. You can find this at yourwixsite.com/sitemap.xml.

How to Submit your sitemap to search engines

Sign in to Google Search Console.

In the sidebar, select your website.

Click on ‘Sitemaps’.

Enter ‘sitemap_index.xml’ in the ‘Add a new sitemap’ field to complete the sitemap URL.

Click Submit.

How to remove your sitemap from Google Search Console

Sign in to Google Search Console.

In the sidebar, select your website.

Click on ‘Sitemaps’.
The ‘Sitemaps’ menu is under the ‘Index’ section. If you do not see ‘Sitemaps’, click on

Under ‘Submitted sitemaps’, click on the sitemap you want to remove.

Click on the 3 vertical dots in the top-right of the page then Remove Sitemap.  If needed, you can then re-add the sitemap here.