FAQ – Sitemaps
Sitemaps are important for users and search engines
Sitemaps have been standard for many years when it comes to successful measures for the optimization of a website. A sitemap can be submitted to search engines in various formats. The two most common formats are xml and video sitemaps for film areas of a website. They help the search engines to orientate themselves on the website and they ensure that new content can be found more quickly. These digital tables of contents also indicate how often a website is updated. A constantly updated website has a much higher chance of a good ranking.
A sitemap in HTML format also helps a website visitor to find his way around and a quick interaction also ensures a low bounce rate, more sales and it increases the chances of very good rankings. For many CMS systems there are free extensions for a well structured HTML sitemap within your own website. Therefore you should use them in any case.
Sitemaps and the Google search console
Due to the constant development of the Google search console, you can gain a lot of valuable information about your website by submitting a sitemap. Therefore, this process is one of the standard measures when optimizing a website. In the Google search console you can submit a sitemap in XML, RSS feed or text file format. If your own CMS cannot create an automatic sitemap, then you should create one using a tool. If you have any questions about a sitemap, our experts are always available for advice.
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