Google Sitemap Generator WordPress Plugin – Indexing your blog post on Search Engine
Google sitemap generator plugin, An important wordpress plugin to help wordpress blogs user to index their post on Google Search engine faster and lets others people discover your post on Google search engine asap. The main functionality of Google sitemap generator is mainly automatically generates a a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap ( sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz ). These sitemap contain your homepage, posts, static pages, categories and archive pages information which are arrange in order for better indexing or crawling when the Google bot updating your blog post URL on their search engine indexing list.
Any blogger site need a sitemap because it’s an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL so that engines can more intelligently crawl the site. Beside that, You also need to sign up the Google Webmaster tools and to Yahoo is via the Yahoo Site Explorer.
Currently Google sitemap generator is compatible with wordpress 2 and there are two version of google sitemap generator available for wordpress 2.
- Google Sitemap Generator v2.7.1 ( Stable Version )
- Goolge Sitemap Generator v3.0b ( Version 3 beta )
The main difference between this two sitemap generator is version 3 beta support a single format can be recognize by Yahoo, MSN and Google. So, Effectively the google sitemap version 3 is better than version 2. The concern only is the effectiveness of Google sitemap generator 3.
Recently Yahoo, Google and Microsoft joined hands to support a single format for Sitemaps. A Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL so that search engines can more intelligently crawl the site. Sitemap 0.90 is now offered under the terms of the Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License and Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft will continue to collaborate on the protocol and publish enhancements on the jointly maintained site at sitemaps.org.
Meanwhile, The benefits that you can enjoyed on Google Sitemap generator v3 is adding UTW (Ultimate Tag Warrior) tag features on the sitemap. You can check this addon to include your tag pages in the sitemap.
Step by step how to use Google sitemap generator wordpress plugin:
For any version google sitemap generator:-
- upload the plugin to your wordpress plugin directory
- Active Google sitemap generator wordpress plugin
- create two blank files in notepad – sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml.gz
- upload them to your host
- CHMOD them to 666, which makes them writable
- generate the sitemap from your wordpress by going to options>sitemap
if you not clear about how to use WordPress google sitemap generator, You can view the the sitemap generator how its work here for a free step by step setup Google Sitemaps Video Tutorial.