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Old 14th August 2014, 11:34 PM   #1
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While working on many site as a webmaster I have observed that I have never submitted site map of any site to the Google Webmasters but my all sites are indexed by all major search engines. Please forum reply my question what is role of site map if a site is indexed without submission of it ?

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An XML Sitemap is a way of ensuring that search engines will know where to find all your site pages in order to crawl them. Google has this to say on the matter:

"Sitemaps are a way to tell Google about pages on your site we might not otherwise discover. In its simplest terms, a XML Sitemap—usually called Sitemap, with a capital S—is a list of the pages on your website. Creating and submitting a Sitemap helps make sure that Google knows about all the pages on your site, including URLs that may not be discoverable by Google’s normal crawling process"

While a small website with only a few pages may get away without having an XML Sitemap, a larger one with a more complex structure should certainly have one. As creating a sitemap is quite simple, I add one to every site I make.

Websites such as: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ will create a downloadable sitemap for free. You upload it to the root folder of your domain, and add the sitemap URL to your Google Webmasters.

Anyone using Wordpress will have a XML Sitemap made within the Yoast SEO plugin. There are also many other XML generator plugins available.

Hope that helps.

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