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Day 18 of #100DaysOfCode: Create Sitemap to Improve SEO

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Introduction

Sitemap can't really improve SEO for the website. However, it can make sure that search engine includes every pages of the website.

Steps

1. Generate sitemap for the website

The sitemap.xml has to include all pages. We can use sitemap generator to generate sitemap if the website is too large. https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

  • Put one page's URL one the input box and click start
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  • Then the site generator will scan the website and shows all pages
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  • The following example shows the format of the sitemap

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset
      xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"
      xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
      xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9
            http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd">
<url>
  <loc>https://jenhsuan.github.io/ALayman/profile.html</loc>
  <lastmod>2020-05-09T00:44:26+00:00</lastmod>
  <priority>1.00</priority>
</url>
<url>
  <loc>https://jenhsuan.github.io/ALayman/projects.html</loc>
  <lastmod>2020-05-09T00:44:26+00:00</lastmod>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
</url>
...

</urlset>
  • Put the sitemap.xml in the root folder. Make sure that others can visit sitemap under the domain.

2. Submit the Sitemap to Google Search Console

That's it!

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6+ year work experience in the software engineering field. 2+ year work experience with front-end JavaScript framework like React.js, Knockout.js. and Microsoft solution.

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