How To Create A XML Sitemap In 4 Easy Steps

Wendy Limauge 29-11-2008

how to create a xml sitemapTo get your website properly indexed by Google and other search engines you will need a sitemap. A sitemap is a file on your website that shows the search engines exactly what files you have.


There are two types of sitemaps – a HTML page or a XML file. A HTML sitemap is a single page that shows visitors all the pages on a website and usually has links to those pages. The XML type of sitemap is used by search engine crawlers to find out what pages are present and which have recently changed. A XML sitemap isn’t meant to look pretty for the website visitor.

XML-Sitemaps is a free sitemap generator. XML-Sitemaps will index your website and create a XML file that you can upload to the root directory of your website. There is nothing to download or install. Just use the XML-Sitemaps website and they will do all of the work.

4 Easy Steps for Creating a XML Sitemap

    1. Go to xml-sitemaps

    2. Enter your full website URL. Choose your other options:

    – Enter the frequency your website is usually updated from the drop-down list.
    – Choose an option under ‘Last modification’. This is the time the URL was last modified.
    – Leave the Priority at Automatic.

    3. Click ‘Start’. Wait while your sitemap is being generated.

    4. Click the link to download the .xml file.

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Now you can upload the sitemap.xml file to the root directory of your website and you can submit your sitemap URL to Google Webmaster Tools.

Related topics: SEO, Webmaster Tools.

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  1. lice treatment
    November 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you so much!! I was having a DOOZY of a time figuring out this "simple" really is easy, and I LOVE YOU For telling me w/ screenshots!! thanks again.


  2. aziz
    October 26, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Hi dude! thanks for ur instructions. I have made site map. i dont that what is (root directory of your website). plz can u tel me through my ID. plz

  3. Site Map Xml
    October 6, 2009 at 9:20 am

    This is a well explained awesome post on sitemap. Saw this blog while searching for sitemap details. Cant go without commenting on your blog. Really an useful piece of information and a helpful post for beginners.

  4. ipunkbali
    September 18, 2009 at 8:31 am

    In other words, I need to updAte my sitemap in order for my new articles to get indexed by google?

  5. Sitemap
    September 18, 2009 at 6:58 am

    yes you will have to make new sitemap

  6. ipunk
    September 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks for the info. I have a question, I just made sitemap and only have 43 pages url. So I submit my sitemap too google webmaster tool. In 1 year, i believe i will have more than 300 url, Do I have to make new sitemap, or it will be updated automaticaly? Thanks

  7. Sitemap
    December 28, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    XML Sitemap very good tool BTW I use tool for my sites.

  8. Aibek
    December 2, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    WordPress users may also try Google Sitemap Generator wordpress plugin. I also think it's easier to use as your sitemap files gets automatically updated with every post. Not sure if it's possible with the above tool.

  9. Wendy Limauge
    December 1, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I believe your RSS feed works like a Sitemap for your blog and you don't need a separate sitemap. Wendy

  10. fasil
    December 1, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Hi.. Great Post.. Is it possible to generate site map for blogger blogs and upload the same and inform the google webmaster....

  11. Downloader
    November 30, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    thanks! that's why i always visit this site...

  12. guy
    November 29, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Nice. Should make making sitemaps a lot easier, even if you have never done it. You may have problems with or DynDNS depending on how you have it setup.