SEO: Sitemaps. With an “s.”

Transcript:
Hey folks. My name is Charles Lumpkin. Today I want to talk to you about “sitemaps” with an “s.” You’ve got to have both.

Back in the day a sitemap was a page that you put on your site that listed all the pages on your site in some kind of directory branched-tree style, and you still need to have that page.

Now a couple of years ago, the search engines started implementing more specific sitemaps. It’s a structured, XML sitemap. All of the big engines will respect and read this same sitemap in an xml file, but it’s still important to have both.

Why have sitemaps? The reason you need to have sitemaps, both of them, is to let the search engine spiders know what pages you have on your site. A lot of times it’s difficult, and sometimes impossible, to get to every little nook and cranny and every little page on your site, so you open your site and show them all the pages on your site so they can indeed go and access them. Don’t forget about both. Don’t just do one and not the other.

My name is Charles Lumpkin. I hope you’ve found this helpful. You can find more of me at CharlesLumpkin.com. Thank you.

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