Submitting a Google sitemap is one of the most straightforward tasks you can do for SEO. It's something that you should do for several reasons. What are the benefits in SEO and why submit a sitemap to Google?

This tutorial will discuss the main reasons you should submit a sitemap to Google Search Console. We will also discuss the differences between an XML sitemap and an HTML one.

Submitting a Google sitemap is a great way to get new content quickly indexed. Sitemaps will be used to show Google's search bots the content they must crawl and when to index newly updated content. This will make it easier for Google's search robots to crawl a site more efficiently.

Here's a quick overview of the many SEO benefits of submitting sitemaps:

  • Google Search robots can crawl your pages more efficiently.
  • Your website content becomes fully indexable.
  • Search rankings will increase faster if the site content is added continuously.
  • Your organic search listing will include site links.
  • Google will be able to better understand your website structure.

Many website owners believe that sitemaps are unnecessary as long as they do proper interlinking. Even though this is true, most people don’t know how to properly interlink their sites.

But, What do Search Engines Prefer to Use?

Search engines find it easier to use a sitemap for crawling sites. It's also one of the most effective SEO strategies you can implement to rank high in search engines.

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Now, let's find out if a sitemap is required for your WordPress website.



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BrightSales Premium
You did a very good job in explaining why we need a Sitemap friend. I see this question here in the community where someone had asked "how they can be indexed faster"?. The answer to that question is being answered in lesson three of your blog here. Thanks for the valuable information. All the best!
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Israel17 Premium
Oh, thanks for your word of encouragement, Bright! Glad you found it useful! Much grateful!

Israel Olatunji
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Siobhan3 Premium
Thank you, this is very helpful.
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Israel17 Premium
Thanks for reaching out, Siobhan! Glad you found my sitemap tutorial helpful! Much appreciated!

Israel Olatunji
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Siobhan3 Premium
You're welcome!
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Siobhan3 Premium
I went straight to my AIOSEO and found that it had already been done by default for me! So, that was easy!
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Israel17 Premium
That's the beauty of AIO SEO. Thanks for letting me know!

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Aussiemuso Premium
Great timing Israel. I'm looking forward to part 2 so I can get this organized. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lily
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Israel17 Premium
Glad you enjoyed my sitemap training, Lily! Sure the second part of this tutorial will be published as soon as possible. Thank you!

Israel Olatunji
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JKulk1 Premium
Israel my friend, you seem to know exactly when to release your tutorials. I had totally forgotten about doing a sitemap for my new website. I hope you don't take to long to bring out part 2 because I've actually forgotten how to do it. Jim
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Israel17 Premium
Thank you so dearly, Jim! Glad it came in at the right time, my friend! I bet you'll get the next tutorial on how to create a sitemap in less than 24 hours. See you rock!

Israel Olatunji
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VasilicaLuat Premium
Thank you, Israel, Very useful information especially for the beginners.
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Israel17 Premium
Glad it came in handy, Vasilica! You can watch out for my next tutorial. It'll explain how you can create a sitemap and send it to Google.

Israel Olatunji
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