What is a sitemap?

To add a site map enter the url for the site in the address bar and add /sitemap.xml at the end of the url. This will generate a map of all the pages on your website.


A sitemap is a list of pages of a website accessible to web-crawlers (like Google bot).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 Website, typically organized in hierarchical fashion.  


Search engine web crawlers like Google-bot read this file to more intelligently crawl your site.The EXAI website builder creates the sitemap of your website automatically so you do not need to do anything to enable site-mapping.Below is a sample of the Sitemap created by the EXAI website builder.


 A sitemap is a helpful tool that can improve the crawling of your site, particularly if your site meets one of the following criteria:Your site is new and has few external links to it. Your site uses rich media content.Google can take additional information from sitemaps into account for search, where appropriate.Also, your sitemap can provide valuable metadata associated with the pages you list in that sitemap. Metadata is information about a webpage, such as when the page was last updated, how often the page is changed, and the importance of the page relative to other URLs in the site.You can view your website sitemap by adding the /sitemap.xml script to your domain like in this example 


http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml would render your sitemap when you paste the address into a web browser and select ENTER. In the example below we rendered the site map for Exai : http://www.Exai.com/sitemap.xml 

In the above sample sitemap you can see it is using the GUID of the website. When you publish your website, the website builder will automatically update the sitemap and replace all the GUIDs with the host name you provided at the time of publishing your website.


Also EXAI generates an automatic site map on the footer of the website. Each page on that sitemap can either be shown or hidden.