Sitemaps

A sitemap is a file that provides information about the relationship between pages on your site. Search engines like Google read this file to crawl your site more efficiently. Lucky for you, an XML sitemap file is automatically generated for every site built in Makeswift.

Located in the SEO tab of each page, you can customize several sitemap tags:

Sitemap priority

The priority of this URL relative to other URLs on your site. Valid values range from 0.0 to 1.0. This value does not affect how your pages are compared to pages on other sites—it only lets the search engines know which pages you deem most important for the crawlers.

Sitemap frequency

How frequently the page is likely to change. This value provides general information to search engines and may not correlate exactly to how often they crawl the page.

Submitting your sitemap to Google

Although your sitemap is automatically generated, it’s recommended that you submit it to Google Search Console so it can start crawling your site sooner. Navigate to your site settings, and click “View sitemap” in the Sitemap section. Copy and paste the URL from the new tab and paste it into the Search Console when prompted, then click “Submit”.

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