Using Sitemaps to help Google find content hosted on your site

By | November 12, 2019

Hi, I’m Jennifer, and
I work on Google’s Search Quality Team. People often ask what they can
do to help Google find all of their site’s hosted content. One of the best ways to do this
is by creating a Sitemap. A Sitemap is a list of all the
pages on your site and is designed to help search engines
discover and better understand your content, as
well as improve our future crawling of it. They help us understand where
your content lives and what it’s about so we can start
serving that content to users for relevant searches. You can create a Sitemap by
hand or use a third-party generator to create
your Sitemap file. Once you have that file, upload
it to Webmaster Tools. Through our crawling process,
we’ll automatically detect changes in it. We’re constantly working to
build out what type of information you can give
us in a Sitemap. To stay up-to-date on what
exactly you can put in this file, check out our resources
in the Help Center. Thanks for watching.

11 thoughts on “Using Sitemaps to help Google find content hosted on your site

  1. Jonathan Bell Post author

    yeah i only watched this because i think the girl is attractive.

  2. annasingle16 Post author

    Hi jeniffer are you vietnamese? or chinese? or taiwanese?

  3. David Martinez Post author

    This video is a great start for anyone making there own website or blog. The importance of a sitemap can not be overstated, it is essentially gives Google a road map to your website and helps make sure that all your content is being indexed by Google's web crawlers. If you are interested in a step by step tutorial on how to create a simple and efficient sitemap visit my website Vikingfrontier or check out any of the other resources available on youtube.

  4. Spook SEO Post author

    Site maps are invaluable tools as far as helping the search engines understand better how your site's 4th or 5th level pages fit into your entire site. If you want to help Google better crawl your site, then having a site map is the way to go.

  5. Post author

    Hi ,

    Which third party tools can be used to create a xml site maps ?

  6. Tod Hirsch Post author

    what do you guys think about hosted 3rd party sitemaps. Does Google care where you host your sitemap? Should I link to it from robots.txt


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