This is my official video for those of you on How to Get A Google API Key 2015 Updated 2015. One of the most important things you can do for your website is have an XML Sitemap, which will help greatly in allowing Google to crawl your website.
An XML sitemap is a document that helps Google and other major search engines better understand your website while crawling it.
What is a sitemap and why is it important? ▼
Sitemaps are a protocol that allows the webmaster for a website to inform Google and other major search engines about URLS on a website that are available for crawling. Sitemaps allow search engines to find all of your webpages, that they might otherwise miss when indexing. The XML sitemap allows you to specify additional information about each URL such as:
When it was last updated▼ How often the site changes How important the page is in relation to other pages on the site Having this information within one document helps search engines understand your website and crawl it more intelligently. Sitemaps are an inclusion protocol, where Robots.txt files are exclusionary. For more information on robots.txt files please read our article.
Developer Notes: ▼
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it's much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.
Supported since over 9 years and rated as the best WordPress plugin, it will do exactly what it's supposed to do - providing a complete XML sitemap for search engines. It will not break your site, slow it down or annoy you. Guaranteed!