Question: What is XML Sitemap?
An XML sitemap is a document that helps Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines for better understanding your website while crawling it. It have all website URLs with updating details of URL.
Queston: Why do you need a Sitemap?
For each website who need traffic from the Search Engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN etc), have to add the XML sitemap in your website.
Question: Sitemap need for New Website only?
No, XML Sitemap should be for New as well as Old website (Need for both type website).
Question: What are Main elements of XML Sitemap?
|loc||Yes||Provides the full URL of the page or sitemap, including the protocol (e.g. http, https) and a trailing slash, if required by the site's hosting server. This value must be shorter than 2,048 characters.|
|lastmod||No||The date that the file was last modified, in ISO 8601 format. This can display the full date and time or, if desired, may simply be the date in the format YYYY-MM-DD.|
|changefreq||No||How frequently the page may change:
|priority||No||The priority of that URL relative to other URLs on the site. This allows webmasters to suggest to crawlers which pages are considered more important.|
Question: What is Format of XML SiteMap?
Question: What should name of XML Sitemap?
Question: Where should I placed the sitemap.xml?
It must be on root folder. So that crawler can easily access it.
Question: From where I can generate sitemap?