2016-05-05 18:29:11 0 Comments SEO Boy.Lee

SiteMap.xml 101 (Basic Knowledge, Standard Format)

Sitemap is a SEO Tool, exactly it's a links list include all pages links and properties for one website. It tell Search Engines how many pages in this website need be grabed, each page's priority and update frequency. Usually Search Engines will grab some pages and try find links page by page, the speed is very low and the accuracy is very low too(it's very hard to cover 80% pages).

So we need sitemap.xml to make this part easy, faster and accuracy.


{SiteMap.xml Standard Format}

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" 
	xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd">


{SiteMap.xml Standard Format Params}

Type Priority Desc
 <?xml> Required declare xml header 
 <urlset> Required  declare sitemap standard
<url> Required mean a page
url.loc Required page's URI
url.lastmod  Option page's last update date, format like 2016-05-10, 2016-05-10T17:33:30+08:00, suggest to use the first one.
 url.changefreq Option page's update frequency, values: always、hourly、daily、weekly、monthly、yearly、never
 url.priority Option page's priority, compare with other pages in same sitemap file, value: 0.0-1.0