When it comes to SEO, there are hundreds of factors to master, along with their execution to increase your visibility. It’s a whole lot of work – coming up with ideas, doing keyword research, on-page optimization, and writing great content and they take up a lot of time and demand a lot of energy. Unfortunately, some short SEO steps have huge consequences. One of them is to the Google Web site.

While a sitemap is not one of the parts of “technical SEO,” you don’t need any technical knowledge to do it

Even, you can get an XML sitemap up and submit it in 10-15 minutes

This article describes the importance of an XML sitemap, then demonstrates how to build one, and finally shows you how to submit it to Google. Let’s do it.


A sitemap is a list of websites’ it shows Google what is on the website and where it can be found. A sitemap holds important information about each URL, such as – when a post or page was modified, etc

In summary, sitemaps provide short-specify exactly what pages, posts, or media files to be indexed by search engines.

Sitemaps are machine-friendly It’s difficult for us to comprehend, therefore.

Sitemap Html code:

Is a sitemap necessary?

A crawler finds and indexes all the information on the web. While they are crawling a page, they follow internal and external links

Crawlers, however, may find new pages difficult to find on a website, which delays indexing.

That’s where a sitemap comes in to help with this indexing. 

A sitemap not only contains a lot of valuable links but also speeds up the crawler for more.

After you enter your sitemap file, you can see that all new posts/pages will be on Google search (after a couple of minutes). 

When do you need a sitemap?

A sitemap is not required for everyone Google has its scheduling algorithm.

They are saying when a webmaster has a sitemap: officially

· The website is really large

· A website is brand new and has few external links pointing to it

· Don’t build internal links

However, in most cases, having a sitemap could be beneficial in a few ways.

Creating your first sitemap

Building a sitemap is easy. There are tons of available WordPress plugins for generating an XML sitemap.

I’ll show them both.

Create a sitemap in WordPress, more than three-and-fifths of the websites are powered by WordPress

If you have WordPress, you can easily create a sitemap.

Several XML sitemaps plugins are available like Yoast SEO, etc.

  1. Make your sitemap using Yoast SEO

Yoast is the best WordPress SEO plugin. Yoast helps you with SEO titles, Meta descriptions, etc.

An XML sitemap can also get generated.

To speed up your search engine optimization, use the Yoast SEO plugin.

Follow these steps

On the main WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins -> Type “Yoast SEO”

Once activated SEO head; access the sitemap URL.

The second way: using rank SEO

You can create a sitemap with the Yoast SEO plugin.

I prefer the Rank Math plugin, but it has additional options that Yoast SEO doesn’t.

Then, log into your WordPress dashboard and locate the Plugins tab.

Install “search rank”

Activate your sitemap; go to Settings

And choose from there how many sitemap URLs; image URLs, posts, etc.

Sitemap URL looks like “”

You are now ready to submit to Google Search Console.

Set up a sitemap

You can still have sitemaps without any kind of CMS.

If your website has fewer than 500 URLs, use the free sitemap generator “Screaming Frog”.

Follow the steps provided

Launch the software on your computer.

Once you’ve entered your website address, click “GO!” to start.

It will move slowly and may take a while to finish.

Once the crawl is done, see which pages have been fetched.

If the number is <500, you’re good to go.

From the top of the menu, click on XML sitemaps

You can include or exclude any options such as No index pages, PDFs, etc. in your sitemap.

Please use this default, but feel free to change it as you’d like.

Click on the “Export” and save the document on your computer.

Your sitemap is ready to use.

Create sitemaps in Wix

You don’t need to manually generate a sitemap with Wix.

Wix does it for you.

To navigate to “”

You would only have a sitemap in Wix, though.

To hide a page from sitemaps, just turn the “SEO (Google) settings” page to “Show this page in search results” to “off

Creating a Square space sitemap

Also, like Wix, Square space creates a sitemap.

So add “/sitemap.xml” at the end of your website’s URL and visit “”.

It’s not possible to manually edit your sitemap in Square space, and pages can’t be.

Do this in the SEO tab, and set “Hide this page from listing results” to “

Shopify generates an XML sitemap file you can visit your sitemap file at “”

Sitemap comes up with everything, as promised. Sitemaps are automatically updated whenever changes were made

Now you’ve finished your sitemap file.

To optimize your site for SEO; submit a sitemap on Google 

How to submit a sitemap on Google

Now you are ready to submit the sitemap file to Google.

For this, you will need to connect your Search Console to your website See the step-by-by-step instructions from Google

Next, select your Google Search Console website.

Use sitemaps from the dashboard

A new sitemap will appear; your sitemap URL should be filled in and pressed.

Improving sitemap errors for better SEO

If the site has a lot of technical errors, it can be very difficult to understand. In general, it cannot be seen unless you use a paid website audit tool

There is good news, however.

You can see detailed index coverage reports to identify any indexing problems for sitemaps that you have submitted to Google

Open your Google Account and click on Credibility.

Next, choose “Excluded”, the Error, then choose “Valid”, and finally the Valid.

To that page, click pages:

Crawled by robots.txt

Pages that have an error (5xx)

It is said to have been found but didn’t crawl (404)

Robots have blocked our page.

Run each of the error pages to find out what’s wrong. Once the issue is corrected, you may fix it using Validate.

Once you’ve addressed all the known issues with your sitemap file, you will see a significant traffic increase.


Creating an XML sitemap is simple and non-technical. You can create a sitemap in WordPress in just a few clicks. Many editors work without any CMS functionality.

No proof itemizes your website, but indexing your website is assisted by a site. Sitemaps are helpful, as well.

Sitemaps are just a small part of the whole SEO game

If you need to install site maps for your website give us a call or send us a message.

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