How to Create and submit Sitemap
XML sitemap is a file that lists of all your website content in an XML format, so search engines like Google can easily discover and index your content.
While some websites still have HTML sitemaps today, overall the usage of sitemaps have evolved.
Today sitemaps are published in an XML format instead of HTML, and their target audience is search engines and not people.
Basically, an XML sitemap is a way for website owners to tell search engines about all the pages that exist on their website.
It also tells search engines which links on your website are more important than others, and how frequently you update your website.
While XML sitemaps will not boost your search engine rankings, they allow search engines to better crawl your website. This means they can find more content and start showing it in search results thus resulting in higher rankings sometimes.
Why we Need an XML Sitemap?
Sitemaps are extremely important from a search engine optimization (SEO) point of view.
Simply adding a sitemap does not affect search rankings. However, if there is a page on your site that is not indexed, then sitemap provides you a way to let search engines know about that page.
Sitemaps are extremely useful when you first start a blog or create a new website because most new websites don’t have any backlinks. This makes it harder for search engines to discover all of their content.
This is why search engines like Google and Bing allow new website owners to submit a sitemap in their webmaster tools. This allows their search engine bots to easily discover and index your content (more on this later).
Sitemaps are equally as important for established popular websites as well. They allow you to highlight which part of your websites is more important, which parts are more frequently updated, etc, so search engines can visit and index your content accordingly.
This helps improve the overall visibility of your website in search engine rankings.
How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress?
There are several ways to create an XML sitemap in WordPress. We will show you two popular methods to create an XML sitemap in WordPress, and you can choose one that works best for you.
Method 1. Creating an XML Sitemap in WordPress using
The easiest way to create an XML sitemap in WordPress is by using the rank math plugin.
let's check - how to Install rank math Best Free SEO Plugin
Go to WordPress dashboard > Plugins > add new > Search rank math
then install > then active
Open the rank math Sitemap link
Copy both link and paste google search console learn How > watch the video
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