XML Sitemaps

XML Sitemaps

The Sitemaps protocol allows a webmaster to inform search engines about URLs on a website that are available for crawling. A Sitemap is an XML file that lists the URLs for a site. It allows webmasters to include additional information about each URL: when it was last updated, how often it changes, and how important it is in relation to other URLs in the site. This allows search engines to crawl the site more intelligently. Sitemaps are a URL inclusion protocol and complement robots.txt, a URL exclusion protocol.

The three most common search engines that use XML Sitemaps are:

  • Google
  • Bing
  • Yahoo

Erina Design prepares sitemaps for all developments to the three main search engines listed above.

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