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How to create an XML Sitemap

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XML sitemapTo create an XML sitemap is very important for a website. If you have a website with thousands of pages, then it becomes more important to create XML sitemap for the website. XML sitemap is one which helps in easy crawling of all the web pages of a site. From here Google crawler can easily read your content and cache the content easily. There are many other advantages of XML sitemap, like if you have broken links in website which crawlers can’t check easily, it is XML sitemap from where crawlers can read broken links as well. XML sitemaps also play important role in dynamic websites. Dynamic website’s pages can’t be properly crawled by crawlers. In that case If you have XML sitemap in website then they will be easily crawled.

An XML sitemap contains all the pages of a website. Pages in XML sitemap is set with priorities. The most important pages of website like homepage and some other important pages are given high priority in XML sitemap. It is very easy to create an XML sitemap for a website. If you have website with less than 500 pages then you can use the well known online tool for creating sitemap which is http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/.

And if your website is containing more than 500 pages then you need to create the XML sitemap manually. To create a manual XML sitemap check the code below:
<'url'>
<'loc'>http://www.domain.com/<'/loc'>
<'priority'>1.0<'/priority'>
<'changefreq'>weekly<'/changefreq'>
<'/url'>
<'url'>
<'loc'>http://www.domain.com/name.html<'/loc'>
<'priority'>0.5<'/priority'>
<'changefreq'>weekly<'/changefreq'>
<'/url'>

Note: Remove quotes from code
For homepage priority is set as 1.0 and for sub pages it can be 0.5. changefreq as weekly means crawlers will come to your all the pages every week to check the updates. Save this file in .xml format. After creating XML sitemap, upload this on your website server. XML sitemap is very important for a website to be crawled regularly. So, always create XML sitemap of your website.

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