Search Engines agree to support standard sitemap protocol
|May 18, 2012||Posted by admin||
Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site) so search engine can more intellegently crawl the site. Sitemaps helps speed up the discovery of your pages.
If you maintain a small site with static content, you can easily hand code the Sitemap by following the protocol.
Bloggers who are using WordPress can use the XML Sitemap generator plugin for WordPress, which will automatically generate a sitemap for homepage, posts, static pages, categories and archive pages.