Sitemaps and their importance

Sitemaps and their importance:

Optimizing the basic structure of your web site greatly increases the likelihood that search engines will successfully locate and index your content. Search engine ranking algorithms analyze numerous on-site factors when determining where a web site ranks for a particular search term.

Some of these factors include your web site content, your domain name, how compatible your web site is with different browsers, your web site structure, your navigational links, and your inbound links. Credibility and speed of your web site will also play a role in your final rankings.

An effectively designed sitemap increases the likelihood that your site is indexed by search engines. A well-built sitemap displays the inner framework and organization of your web site’s content to the search engines. A sitemap should reflect the entire navigational framework of your web site so that the search-engine spiders can find and index all your content.

Plan a simple design that displays every web page. Break down each page in categories which will allow people to navigate and find pages.

There are automated site-map generators that can build html and xml sitemaps which are compatible with Google, Yahoo, and Bing sitemap submission guidelines.