Monday, 2 October 2017

What is Sitemap & 6 sitemap generator Plugins for Wordpress

Back again in BloggingTechnews now I am writing about something about Sitemap. The sitemap for SEO. Yes, it is one of search engine optimization factor. 
Sitemap is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, 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 the site. This will helps visitors and search engine bots find pages on the site.
Sitemap

Google and the other search engines rely mainly on their bots and web crawlers to discover new pages around the web. It helps them in some situations, but they are not compulsory nor necessarily beneficial.

Sitemaps are particularly beneficial on websites where:

Some areas of the website are not available through the browse able interface.
webmasters use rich Ajax, Silverlight, or Flash content that is not normally processed by search engines.
Your site has a large archive of content pages that are not well linked to each other or are not linked at all. (according to Google itself, they said that Googlebot crawls the web by following links from one page to another, so if your site isn’t well linked, it may be hard for us to discover it.)
How to generate a sitemap?

It’s according to your site or blogging platform. Blogger was generating RSS/XML as the sitemap, and people usually submit it to webmasters tools. And for WordPress, there are a lot of sitemap generator that can use to make it.

XML Sitemap Generator Plugins for WordPress:

1. XML Sitemap & Google News Sitemap Feeds:

This plugin dynamically creates feeds that comply with the XML Sitemap and the Google News Sitemap protocol. There are no options to be set nor file or dir access rights to be tampered with and the feeds become instantly available

2. Google XML Sitemaps:

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs.

3. Google XML Sitemaps with q translate Support:

This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. It supports all of the WordPress generated pages as well as custom ones. Everytime you edit or create a post, your sitemap is updated and all major search engines that support the sitemap protocol, like ASK.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO, are notified of the update.

4. Google XML Sitemaps with Multisite support:

This plugin is modified Google XML Sitemaps. Now it has only basic multisite functions. It can create the sitemap for each your site and link it to the robots.txt file.
Functionalities related to custom post types are coming soon.
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog.

5. XML Sitemaps:

The XML Sitemaps plugin for WordPress will automatically generate XML Sitemaps for your site and notify search engines when they’re updated.
Contrary to other plugins that generate sitemap files, this one will add a rewrite rule and store your cached sitemaps in the wp-content/sitemaps folder.

6. Simple XML Sitemap:

This plugin will generate an XML sitemap of your WordPress blog and ping the following search engines: Ask.com, Google, Bing.
Do you have your Sitemap on your blog? Which one sitemap generator that you use? Please tell me if they are another sitemap generator plugins.

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