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Search Engine Optimization => SEO Basics => Topic started by: simonr on 06-08-2011, 08:15:07

Title: XML Sitemap
Post by: simonr on 06-08-2011, 08:15:07
Do I need an XML sitemap to rank highly in search results?
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: Pournima on 06-09-2011, 06:32:46
Yes, You do need an XML sitemap. The XML sitemap is a newer standard, and actually Google is going to reward you for having the click able path from the home page to every page on the website. So actually do the HTML sitemap first.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: Hogward on 06-14-2011, 05:07:16
Hi,

There are two ways to create sitemaps. One is for bots and other is for user using html codes. Other than this are creating video sitemaps. Sitemaps is also useful to get ranking in SERPs.. :)
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: Ackb on 06-14-2011, 05:57:16
Yes XML site map page indexing in google and  get rank
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: emedianetwork on 12-10-2013, 00:04:52
Actually XML sitemap is to index website pages and help Google to crawl them frequently. this sitemap is used by search engines to go through pages of a website. There are many free resources, where you can create desired sitemap.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: kushalmalik on 12-10-2013, 00:47:34
Sitemap won't help you rank better. Although using a sitemap on your website is a good practice and makes your website SEO friendly.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: globalecampaign on 12-11-2013, 06:22:54
You do need an XML sitemap. The XML sitemap is a newer standard, and actually Google is going to reward you for having the click able path from the home page to every page on the website.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: kumar29 on 04-07-2014, 06:33:55
xml sitemap will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and ask.com to better index your blogger blog. This  Blogger blog XML sitemap will help the search engine spiders to crawl your site very fast and much easier than before. So your blog will be indexed in the Google much faster and will bring more traffic and page views
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: jayanta1 on 07-14-2014, 01:06:40
Yes, XML sitemap very important for search result. XML format ensures that this information can be easily processed on different kinds of computers.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: abhijit12a on 07-17-2014, 02:04:17
Even i would suggest what other friends have suggested. you should use xml sitemap in your website. it will help to get index your all website pages quickly and even robot can find require information faster. for users you can use html for robots use xml sitemap.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: Megan Brown on 08-01-2014, 01:07:18
Yes, creating and submitting a Sitemap helps make sure that Google knows about all the pages on your site, including URLs that may not be discoverable by Google's normal crawling process. Though XML Sitemaps do not necessarily bring high ranking on search engines but they do help to search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo! to make your website SEO friendly
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: elizaanderson on 08-04-2014, 07:32:24
No, XML sitemap don't help in increasing the rank of website in web. These sitemap are used for the crawler and not for the visitors.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: stonewood on 08-29-2014, 04:53:26
XML sitemap are only for search engine webmaster purpose. It Gives guidelines web crawler that which of your Urls are available for crawling & which are not. It never improves ranking, But it helps to improve number of indexed pages. You can implement HTML sitemap in your website to improve user experience.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: alexfernandes on 09-09-2014, 04:57:39
XML sitemaps acts as a blue print for your website. In simple terms, sitemap aids Google to find your web pages especially if your site is dynamically created. Once you have uploaded the sitemap on your server, you need to verify it via Google webmaster tools.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: kradha707 on 09-10-2014, 04:07:55
It is very important to have the sitemap files uploaded in your website.All the pages will be indexed from here and It allows us to include additional information about each URL or page on your website, such as when the page was last updated, how often the page changes, and how important the page is in relation to other pages on your website.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: comturkey on 09-10-2014, 16:33:11
First of all you need to know, xml sitemaps are (if prepared clearly) very readable by search engines, search engines can read them very easy. Example if you have a website, you use too much jquery, java etc, most of bots can not read (sometimes) all the website or sometime there are become some reading problems by bots or if you have too many pages, bots will not read all in one time, so if you prepare a xml sitemap and upload it to webmaster tools to google, bing etc it will help search engines to read your website easier.

You should be very carefull!
do not upload the same xml sitemap often!
do not ping website very often!
give right value for links!
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: jaysh4922 on 09-11-2014, 01:04:00
After submitting sitemap through Google Webmaster can easily look from where traffic is coming, check about information crawling and indexing.its an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: a3web on 09-12-2014, 10:03:27
Yes XML sitemap always help to fast index of your website pages.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: dani on 09-17-2014, 11:58:06
Definitely yes.

my noob website was getting WEIRD results on google typing my site name on google would show the Contact page or random articles above the main site, kind of absurd. A friend suggested that I should create a XML sitemap and within 24h the problem is fixed.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: Hemanth malli on 09-25-2014, 03:39:12
Do I need an XML sitemap to rank highly in search results?

Hi simonr,

Yes, Using sitemaps has many benefits, not only easier navigation and better visibility by search engines. Sitemaps offer the opportunity to inform search engines immediately about any changes on your site. Of course, you cannot expect that search engines will rush right away to index your changed pages but certainly the changes will be indexed faster, compared to when you don't have a sitemap. :) :) :)
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: jaysh4922 on 10-05-2017, 23:28:22
An XML sitemap is a fairly simple XML file that contains information about one or more URLs on your Web site. The information that is stored there helps search engines better spider your site.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: Manish Chaurasia on 10-06-2017, 00:45:17
Thank you for asking this question.
XMl sitemap is required for your website because XMl sitemap is designed for search engine to crawl each web page the reside in sitemap and then index it for displaying in search engine result pages.
Title: Re: XML Sitemap
Post by: Neel Patel on 10-10-2017, 23:30:51
Do I need an XML sitemap to rank highly in search results?
When it comes to improving your rankings, an XML sitemap can be a really good partner. This protocol helps Google and other main search engines to easily understand your website structure while crawling it.

But not only xml sitemap will work. you have to do other on page off page activity.