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Hey Warriors,

I'm having trouble figuring out sitemaps. I have created a sitemap.xml file, posted it correctly and submitted it to google but have noticed many sites also have an actual page that is a 'visual' sitemap and I know it's an essential part for SEO. Not sure if that makes sense....

Could anyone recommend any quality free sites or provide a quick tutorial on how to properly install a correct sitemap?

Thanks in advance!

Conrad
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Henderson
    XML and HTML (visual as you put it) sitemaps are 2 different files. To create the site map, the HTML one, that a visitor would see on a page you would simply create a page and it has all of the links to the pages on your site, just like you make a link to any other page/site in HTML with the appropriate anchor text.

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  • Profile picture of the author seohut868686
    I used Wp. it have plugin for sitemap. Great
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  • Profile picture of the author servermonitoring
    Originally Posted by darnoc92 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I'm having trouble figuring out sitemaps. I have created a sitemap.xml file, posted it correctly and submitted it to google but have noticed many sites also have an actual page that is a 'visual' sitemap and I know it's an essential part for SEO. Not sure if that makes sense....

    Could anyone recommend any quality free sites or provide a quick tutorial on how to properly install a correct sitemap?

    Thanks in advance!

    Conrad
    Both Sitemap important XML for search engine and HTML for visitors hope you know got an idea
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  • Profile picture of the author nicktyler
    You have done the right thing for the xml sitemap. The "visual2 sitemap is easy. Just list the navigation structure of your site in the form of links on a page and put a link to that page inthe site footer.

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  • Profile picture of the author rasel786
    I think if you want to generate sitemap.xml file you can use google webmaster tool. You can also follow the SEO TIPS.
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  • The tutorial given by rasel786 is really helpful. I am also using xml-sitemaps.com
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    • Profile picture of the author goldy25
      I'm using google sitemap pluging for my wordpress blog and for visual sitemap, I am adding links manually.
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      • Profile picture of the author nirvanax
        Originally Posted by goldy25 View Post

        I'm using google sitemap pluging for my wordpress blog and for visual sitemap, I am adding links manually.
        i same. it's work!
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      To be honest, unless you have a website with hundreds or thousands of pages, there really is not need for a sitemap. The spiders should have no trouble crawling your website without one, well, unless your linking and structure absolutely sucks. In that case, you still don't need a sitemap. You need to fix your site.
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      • Profile picture of the author rajivkumar900
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        To be honest, unless you have a website with hundreds or thousands of pages, there really is not need for a sitemap. The spiders should have no trouble crawling your website without one, well, unless your linking and structure absolutely sucks. In that case, you still don't need a sitemap. You need to fix your site.
        Thanks for your opinion mike, but what if we have website more than 200,000
        pages, i have several sites like this and face problem at certain point my google xml site map crash due to memory issue, do you have solution to build sitemap for this much big site?
        please share.
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Is the site on Wordpress like someone mentioned above? If it is, the plugin suggested will do it easily.
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        • Profile picture of the author Microsys
          Making a visual HTML/CSS sitemap for such a large website is not really practical (although you can, e.g. A1SG links generated sitemap pages at bottom)

          200.000 pages for an XML sitemap is not necessarily a problem either although it is a very large website and you may be pushing the limits of many different tools depending on if they are plugins or crawlers. (At least close on the limits if you don't take the time to configure the sitemap tool and/or webserver specificly for large websites.)
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  • Profile picture of the author darnoc92
    Thanks for the responses and I will get back to you with some details.

    Best regards!
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  • Profile picture of the author dofollow
    A site can have two sitemaps.One is the XML sitemap that is for the search engine navigation of your site and the other is the html sitemap for the human users so that they too can easily navigate to all the important pages of the site. It can reduce the searching process and time for the user.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    My website CMS is WordPress so, I using sitemap plugin and All in SEO pack
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    • Profile picture of the author seobyindia
      It seems to me that the most common SEO misconception that occurs is the one regarding the sitemap. I often see discussions on business .


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  • Profile picture of the author John Conner
    Both sitemap.xml and sitemap.html are very useful

    1). sitemap.xml navigate the search engines.
    2). sitemap.html or sitemap.php navigate the visitors
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Lin
    You shouldn't create your own sitemap from scratch, if you are using Wordpress you can use Google XML Sitemap to generate the sitemap (which usually located on yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml). Then the sitemap can be used on Google Webmaster Tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Originally Posted by darnoc92 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I'm having trouble figuring out sitemaps. I have created a sitemap.xml file, posted it correctly and submitted it to google but have noticed many sites also have an actual page that is a 'visual' sitemap and I know it's an essential part for SEO. Not sure if that makes sense....

    Could anyone recommend any quality free sites or provide a quick tutorial on how to properly install a correct sitemap?

    Thanks in advance!

    Conrad
    A visual sitemap makes sense when your website has many pages and a lot of content. This is always created to help users navigate easily within your site.
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