How much does the sitemap matter for a blog/website?

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I read somewhere that the sitemap page helps crawlers to crawl the website.
How much is it true regarding SEO? Please do share the methods if possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by mmm63787 View Post

    I read somewhere that Sitemap Page helps crawlers to crawl the website.
    How much is it true regarding SEO? Please do share the methods if possible.
    If you have good site structure, a sitemap really is not necessary.

    The only thing a sitemap would help to get crawled are orphaned pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author mmm63787
      Can you please tell what a good site structure means?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    We never have a sitemap on our websites but do upload an XML one to Google just so that we know they crawl all of the pages right away. It is not absolutely necessary but just gets things indexed a bit quicker.

    As MikeFriedman said, if you have proper category navigation and all of your pages are all linked to from other pages, Google will eventually crawl the whole site with or without a sitemap.
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    • Profile picture of the author mmm63787
      So proper category navigation means good site structure?
      I have uploaded xml to google through Wordpress Jetpack plugin. Is that ok?
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  • Profile picture of the author shwetank tyagi
    sitemap is used to provide path for search engine bots, through which search engine bots can easily visit your blog/website which is helpful for optimize your website and your website ranking will be increase.
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  • There are two types of sitemaps XML and HTML sitemaps. It is recommended to use both as these helps users and search engines to access your webpages better.

    XML sitemap helps search engines to crawl your website
    HTML sitemap is meant for users to navigate easily.

    It is important that you have these so as to provide better user experience and ease of crawling for search engines.

    Please let me know if you have any query on this.

    Thanks & Have a great day!!
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    • Profile picture of the author mmm63787
      I have uploaded xml to google through Wordpress Jetpack plugin.
      How to create HTML site map?
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