Google Likes It When you Create an XML Sitemap
Sitemaps are necessary for Google to find and index your webpages.
Once you’ve created the sitemap for your website, submit it to Google via Google Search Console.
- Tells Google Which Pages to Crawl
- Gives them structure like Blueprints
- Keep it Up-to-date for Crawl Budget
Hey, how’s it going, it’s Tim Brown, and this is another episode of “Google Likes It.” Today we’re going to talk about how Google likes it when you create an XML sitemap. Sitemaps are necessary for Google to find and index your web pages. You need to ensure you create an XML sitemap of your site. You can do it using Yoast, the SEO plugin, or Google’s very own Google XML sitemaps plugin. Once you’ve created the sitemap, index it in Google’s Search Console. Google’s Search Console is amazing. There’s tons of awesome tools on there, like being able to see how man clicks and how many impressions your individual web pages have gotten. Or how many impressions you’ve gotten for certain terms. It’s a wonderful way to check it out.
The three things you need to know about it:
1) Tells Google which pages to crawl
2) It gives them structure/blueprint for the site
3) Keep it updated for crawl budget – How many pages per day Google crawls your site; it’s different for every site
You want to keep your XML sitemap up to date, and you can submit it through Google Search Console. Join me next time for “Google Likes It.”