O'Reilly logo

Introducing SEO: Your quick-start guide to effective SEO practices by Anirudh Prabhu, Aravind Shenoy

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

© Aravind Shenoy and Anirudh Prabhu 2016

Aravind Shenoy and Anirudh Prabhu, Introducing SEO, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1854-9_6

6. Sitemaps

Aravind Shenoy and Anirudh Prabhu2

(1)Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

(2)A-403, Govardhan Nagar, Mumbai, India

A sitemap contains a list of pages within a website. A sitemap can exist in a form accessible to crawlers, humans, or both. Typically, a sitemap is hierarchical in nature.

The purpose of a sitemap is to display, how the website is organized apart from navigation and labeling. It provides clarity about the relationship between various website pages and components. Certain types of sitemaps, such as XML sitemaps, provide additional information about the pages in a website, such as the last update and frequency of updating. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required