The importance of using a sitemap

The Importance of a Sitemap for your Project website

Hey fellow readers, sorry if lately I do not come out with lot of articles. I am very busy but as soon as I have a great idea to share I’ll think about you lot! I decided to write today about the importance of a Sitemap while creating your website. It hits me today while finishing one of the project I am working on to share with you this idea on Sitemaps. Remember that it’s my opinion I am sharing with you throughout my experiences.

Getting to the point, I actually used to do my Sitemap in the wrong order. Yes If you’re asking, I think it needs to be specified that there is an order for some stuff to be done (example the Sitemap) and avoid lot of time-wasting. To start with, It’s Hugely important to have a Sitemap on your website but secondly you need to have your Sitemap done first in order to have a clear picture of what your website will be. Sitemaps help Search Engine to easily and quickly crawl your website.

You can create an XML Sitemap as well for spiders or Search Engine’s robot to be checked regularly, in your robot text file. If I had to put an order to the construction of your whole internet business, I think the Sitemap comes right after you’ve gathered all the ideas you want for your website. Trust me, If you’ve missed on something, you will see it while doing your Sitemap. If you’ve not realized how big was the task you put on yourself for creating a website, the Sitemap will help you rationalize and make the right decision. It’s really not complicated to start a Sitemap, it’s like a navigational structure, a breadcrumb.

In each division or section of your website (called pages), you’ll have different levels. The deeper you go with the pages, the less likely those pages will get crawled by Search Engine often, FACT!!! You can avoid to be ignored by Search Engine by using Internal Net-linking structure between your pages or divisions etc etc… The aim of this short article was to focus on Sitemaps and I think I gave you the basic idea of what a sitemap can do to your website and your business in general. If you have more questions, do send me an email, or Google it 😀 .

Here is an example of a sitemap :

The structure of a sitemap

Thanks for following me, see you in the next edition 😉 Cedrick Delest

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