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What Is XML Sitemap? How To Create & Submit It

Feb 2014

Posted by: Category:Search Engine Optimization

What is Sitemap.xml?

Sitemap.xml is an XML file that lists URLs of a website. XML Sitemaps help search engine bots to crawl over your site easily.

As, sitemap happens to be an XML file, we need to follow XML schema for Sitemap protocol.

Here is a simple example of XML sitemap:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
    <!-- Encapsulates the file and its type: mobile, video,etc-->

        <!--Parent tag for each URL entry-->

            <!-- URL of the page.-->

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