Do You Need A Sitemap On Your Website? Very Important For These Reasons…

If you're unsure, a sitemap is simply a list of all the pages and posts you have on your website. What this does is gives search engines like Google an easy to find list of all the pages and content on your website.

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This makes it easy for Google to crawl through your site and index your content. Essentially, what you're doing is giving Google a crawlable structure of hyperlinks for your entire website.

Now there are a few different ways to set up a sitemap for your website. You could create one manually from scratch, which I suppose is fine. Or you could use a website add-on or plug-in to create a sitemap for your site.

This is a great option if you're using a platform like WordPress (which, by the way, is highly recommended!) Finally, you can also use an automated online sitemap generator if you like.

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Whichever way you go, know that including a sitemap on your website is a great SEO strategy. Know too that sitemaps also come in a few different file types...but I'd suggest you stick with what's called an XML sitemap. They're the most widely used and accepted.

So if you haven't done so yet, add setting up a sitemap to your list of short-term website to-dos!

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