Explained – What Is A Sitemap and Are Sitemaps Benefits Important To Help SEO Rankings? SEO Sitemap

By | September 1, 2019

What Is A Sitemap and Are Sitemaps Benefits
Important To Help Your SEO Rankings?? That’s what we’ll answer in today’s
video. Hi, I’m Dillon with Social Media Top Team.
We help business owners grow their business to the next level by leveraging social media,
email and high performance marketing strategies. Ok, you may be wondering just what is a sitemap
and are sitemaps still important to benefit your seo rankings. Well let’s take a closer
look at sitemaps and their benefits. A sitemap is literally a map of your website,
that’s designed to tell the search engines what pages on your website are new, or updated,
and are available for crawling. Web crawlers usually discover pages within your website
from links within your site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to enable
the crawlers that support Sitemaps to pick up all of the URLs in your Sitemap and learn
about those URLs using the associated metadata. We’ll take a look at one in a moment. Understand that submitting a sitemap does
not guarantee that your site will be indexed in the search engines. It just helps search
engines learn about your website. Let’s take a look in an actual sitemap. Now,
you can see an example of a sitemap here. In it’s simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML
file that lists URLs for a website, like these, along with additional metadata about each
URL. Like right here, you know like when it was last changed, like right here you see
the change frequency weekly and the priority is 80. So, it tells how often it usually changes,
and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site. So that search engines can
more intelligently crawl your site. Also, Sitemaps benefit your seo by helping
to ensure that any new or hard-to-find pages in your site are indexed quickly and completely.
It also benefits you if your website is difficult for search engines to crawl and index effectively.
Ok, let’s take a look at 2 more sitemaps. The one we’re looking at is what the search
engines see. Here’s what your web visitors see. Sitemaps
are not only submitted to search engines yet can ALSO be added to the navigation in your
website to help your site visitors know what’s inside your site. And usually at the bottom
of the pages where you find the link for sitemap. And the next site will go to I’ll show you
that. So remember, if your site is new and has only
a few links to it; you update your website frequently; Use Javascript or Flash; or your
website has a large archive of pages that you have to use a search function to find
them, like this one. Ok, this is an online newspaper. You can imagine it have a lot of
articles, you know a lot of different departments and you would never be able to access all
these pages from the navigation bar. It has too many pages, you have use the search function
to find different articles. So what you do is just go to the bottom and at the bottom,
you see this way to ad navigation is the Sitemap. It’s like that. And now, we go to the sitemap,
this is what your website should be seen. And now they can more easily access all different
areas if you sell products on all different product pages, if you have a blog or a business
website with different services they see everything at a glance now. So it makes it much simpler
for your web service as well. So, if you meet any of these conditions that
we mentioned before, it’s important to use a sitemap to benefit your website’s seo
campaign. Creating a sitemap will add visibility for your website to the search engines and
actually speed up the initial crawling of your site plus makes it easier for your website
visitors. Lastly, Sitemaps benefit and help improve
the accuracy of your seo rankings , benefit your search results AND can be combined with
your other SEO tactics. Enjoy this video? Then do us is HUGE favor
and share it with 2 or 3…or more…of your closest friends or colleagues! Also, make
sure you subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss out…on our WEEKLY videos. And if you’d like to learn more about our
‘Page 1 Power SEO Solutions’, go to www.socialmediatopteam.com or simply click on the link below this video. I’m Dillon Wilson with SMTT. Don’t miss
our next video when we cover another “7 Tips On How To keep your Yelp Reviews From
Getting Filtered”. See you next video!

2 thoughts on “Explained – What Is A Sitemap and Are Sitemaps Benefits Important To Help SEO Rankings? SEO Sitemap

  1. John Mann Post author

    You're in the wrong business. That voice belongs on the radio.


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