How to generate sitemap? How many types of sitemaps are there? Do we need to generate all of them? These are big questions on Sitemaps need to be answered as without a proper sitemap search engines can not crawl your website properly.
So sitemaps are very essential for allowing search engines to crawl your website and list your website’s links in its directory. It helps search engines understand your website better.
Sitemaps can be of different type and they can be created by any ready made sitemap creator software available online or installed on your desktop. Few are as follows :
6. Site Map X
All these sitemap generators come free of cost. Site Map X is completely free. A1 Sitemap Generator comes in a purchasable version, they also has many other products you can check that in their site. So, its all upto you which sitemap generator serves your purpose and serves to your and search engines crawlers satisfaction.
You need to test it on your own. Try with xm sitemap generators online version for small websites. Gradually you can move on to desktop installed software’s like Site Map X and A1 Sitemap Generator as your website keeps growing and content and links in your website keeps increasing.
You can also use plugins to generate sitemaps. These sitemap plugins are available for WordPress and other Content Management Systems. But they have limited output. Few are given below. These found to be good by me.
These sitemap plugins can only generate xml sitemap and ping to different search engines if you need following sitemaps then you will need sitemap generators which can be installed in your personal computer/server to crawl and generate sitemap in different versions for you. A1 Sitemap Generator i found to be very good software. You can trust it. Its creators claim A1 Sitemap Generator to create sitemap for even for sites of 100k pages.
Two more things you will require for regular generation of sitemaps are high speed server resolution of your website and your own internet speed should be good so the desktop sitemap generator can easily crawl your website.
Now lets see what are the sitemap extensions that are needed to generated and submitted to search engines for indexing of every content that your website provides. They are as follows:
Follow few simple steps to submit your sitemap in Google and Bing.
Login to Google Webmaster – with your email id registered with google like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. First Add your website and then go to optimization – sitemap – Now add just sitemap.xml and google will sync your sitemap.
Login to for Bing Webmaster – with your hotmail or microsoft live email id and go to webmaster. First you will need to add your website. Then you will need to submit sitemap in the panel in the same way you will do it in Google Webmaster. Yahoo search engine source from Bing Webmaster so they have stopped their own Web master so dont worry if you submit your sitemap only in Bing Webmaster it will get listed in Yahoo search engine as well.
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