When we create a website, one of the most common issues we must address is how to list the site in search engines like Google.Whenever I talk to newbies who are not aware of how the search engine works, they think that they need to pay Google or other search engines to list their website. This is is not true, of course.
what is a sitemap?
A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for Web design or a Web page that lists the pages on a web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion.
what is a static sitemap?
.Static sitemaps are manually edited and changed by the webmaster. Anytime someone adds or removes pages on the website, the webmaster needs to make the change on the sitemap. If someone adds a page to the website and the webmaster does not add the page to the sitemap, Google can take longer to find and index the page. Use a static sitemap if your website is all coding and does not have an editing platform, or if you want greater control over the pages on your sitemap.
XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. XML is a file extension or language that is the most commonly used format when implementing a sitemap onto a website.
WHY DO I NEED A SITEMAP?
The Internet currently has over 30 trillion webpages available to readers. Google crawls all of these pages and attempts to give users the best results to their search queries. Because there are so many pages online, it is important to make this indexing process as easy as possible for search engines like Google.
A sitemap is the most efficient way to help Google find your specific website and pages out of the trillions of pages they crawl.
Submit your static pages to Google so that search robots could index and display them in SERPs.
Just follow these easy steps:
First go To Google Search Console known as Google webmaster tools
Then Choose your blog from the list provided
Now click Crawl > Sitemaps at the left sidebar menu
Click on ADD/TEST SITEMAP button towards yours top-right side
Now Insert sitemap-pages.xml inside the text field.
Finally press “Submit” button and you are all done then refresh and wait!