Use our free tool to easily generate XML sitemap to notify search engines including Google, Bing, and Yandex, about all your web pages and any changes in them, and make sure all your pages are correctly indexed.
XML Sitemap Generator by Small SEO Tools is a powerful tool, but like any powerful tool, a little training and background on how all the bits work goes a long way.
So let's run up on the exact steps you'll need to follow to use the the tool in the most efficient way:
Step #1: On the XML Sitemap Generator section, enter your website URL.
Step #2: Specify the optional custom parameters according to your preferences. The parameters include the number of pages you need to crawl, the change frequency, the default priority, and the dates.
Step #3: Once you've specified the parameters you want, click on the “Generate Sitemap” button.
The tool will take a few moments to analyze your request, crawl your site, and generate a sitemap for you based on the details you provided.
Step #4: Once the tool has completed the process, it will present you with the sitemap details, including the number of pages, list of broken links, XML file content, and the link to the sitemap file.
Step #5: Next, click on “Save As XML File” to download the sitemap file in a .xml format.
Step #6: Next up, proceed to the root directory of your website and put the sitemap.xml file into the domain root folder. In the event that you have multiple sitemaps cooped up in a sitemap.zip file, unzip it and upload all the sitemap files to root directory of your website.
Step #7: As an additional step, go to your Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) account and add your sitemap URL. Like stated earlier, our free online tool also supports other major search engines apart from Google. So if you're a Bing person, you'd just have to go to your Bing Webmaster Tools account to add it.
Submitting your XML file to the search engines (via Google Search Console for Google) is a way to verify it. Just ensure that the Sitemap is in the correct format and has been properly uploaded to your webserver before you attempt to verify it.
If your website is new, submitting your Sitemap to Google pushes the search engine to discover and index your site sooner than they would have discovered it on their own.