The sitemap is the pathway of your website or it is a complete map for your website which has information about all of your pages, posts, and media.
The sitemap helps search engine robots or crawlers to find your website pages, posts, and media to crawl in a very systematic way.
Having a sitemap on your website is a sign of good on-page SEO and it has many benefits.
With sitemap, Google can easily find your website’s pages quickly.
Suppose you are a SEO, and your client website has thousands of pages and you need to index them all.
What will you do?
Are you going to submit the URLs to Google search engine console one by one?
It is not possible because it will take a lot of time to submit each URL to the Google search engine console for indexing one by one.
The easy solution is to create a sitemap for your website and submitted the sitemap URL to the Google search engine console and Google will crawl all of your pages very fast.
Enable Sitemap For WordPress Website
If you are using a WordPress website, and you can add a sitemap to your website with the help of the Yoast SEO plugin. It is easy, free and does not require any coding knowledge.
Go to Yoast setting
Go to features
Enable XML Sitemap
How To Add A Sitemap For HTML website
Go to a third party site map creator
Create a sitemap for the website by following instructions
Upload the sitemap file to the public.HTML
You are done
How To See Site Map In Your Website
Just add “sitemap_index.xml” after your website URL
For Example: www.xyz.com/sitemap_index.xml
You are done
You can also use any other sitemap generator for your WordPress site, but we will recommend you to use Yoast because it does not only help in site map generation, instead, it lets you do complete OnPage for your website.
You also read our guide about Yoast basic settings implementations