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The Importance of a Sitemap

In this day and age Search Engine Optimization is the most discussed topic of internet marketing. While most online marketers use SEO in some fashion, it has become clear to me that maybe it isn’t clear that they know the underlying facts of SEO. Spiders as we know them are little things the search engines send out to recover information from all the sites on the web, so they know what content you have. So in saying this it is critical that we lay the foundation for these spiders, so they know exactly what we are all about. Now we need to organize out sitemap.

Sitemaps are nothing other than the graphical representation of the makeup of a website. There are simply two types of and XML. HTML pages are basically navigation’s including a link to another page. XML pages are used by Google to collect information about a site.

There are many reasons why getting the sitemap angle is important. Below I have shared why.

Firstly, search engines can navigate and index your site easily. Just by having hyperlinks in the sitemap, search engines spiders can very easily find all pages relating or contained in your site. If you are a small business, this is key, and all your pages should be linked throughout, as it is a great idea for SEO.

Your sitemap makes navigation of your site easy. It clearly helps any visitors or users access any page they wish with one click. Deeply nested pages in your site, are easily attained, which I will say makes the spiders impressed. Hence making sure you utilize your sitemap effectively.

Ultimately sitemap will increase page rank, and also gets the traffic you need there too. Getting the inbound links is key to good SEO. So you must ensure again that the hyperlinks in your sitemap work. You can also use the sitemap as your keywords, making for high quality incoming links.

Ensuring that your website has the correct sitemap navigations, will result in easy SEO. There are many tools you can simply search for in Google to help you with this, so it is not a difficult job to do if it sounds that way.

Please remember that without the proper sitemap all the pages on your site potentially go undiscovered, thus not resulting in ranking, and traffic falls…