XML Sitemaps are similar to RSS feeds and use XML to represent the contents of your website in a structured format to give search engines hints about the content of your website .
The Sitemap protocol is an open standard supported by the main search engines including Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Bing.
An XML Sitemap contains 4 basic elements for each page in your website, but can be extended to include more information :
- Url location
The full URL to the webpage.
- Last modified date
When the page was last updated.
- Change frequency
How often the page changes.
Never, Yearly, Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Hourly, Always
- Page priority
A number 0.0, 0.1, 0.2 through to 1.0 to indicate the relative priority of pages within your website.
A simple XML sitemap example would look like this :
Example sitemap explained
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