Google and other engines use programs which are often known as crawlers to “read” (index) your pages and decide which ranking the content deserves on the search result. Submitting an XML sitemap to these crawlers is how you can get your Magento store indexed. You can read more about sitemap in our blog: Why sitemap is a must-have in Magento 2 or check out Dynamic HTML Sitemap for Magento 2.
Google XML Sitemap for Magento 2 is an effective tool for create and optimize the best XML sitemap for SEO.
Key Features of XML Sitemap for Magento 2
Auto-create Google XML sitemap including all links on your store
The module will auto-create an XML sitemap containings links to all web pages in your store. It provides connections to Homepage, category pages, product pages, CMS pages of your store and also allows to add additional links to other websites.
Exclude selected links from sitemap
In some cases, business owners want to hide some specific links from the search engine crawlers. The extensions can perform this task very well. In the backend, admins can choose to hide selected links from XML sitemap by category, product type or product ID.
Split sitemap into multiple sitemap for an easier indexing
As an online store contains numerous links, admins may consider splitting the XML sitemap into various sitemaps so that it will be easier for the crawlers to read. The extension allows you to divide the sitemap by top level category, manufacture and time.
Set priority and frequency for the fastest of your site to search engines
You can choose this setting specifically for homepage, category pages, product pages and CMS pages. By assigning this detailed setting, you assure that search engines like Google know when to update your content and what to update first in the search result.
Why XML Sitemap for Magento 2 is a Must-have Extension
Helps search engines like Google and Bing index all the contents of your site
As mentioned above, To get your business in the search result when there’re keywords typed in these search engines, you need to let them know what is delivered in your websites. Moreover, as a Magento 2 ecommerce site always has a dynamic content and pages which may not well connected (e.g: a product is only available when searching), XML sitemap is a must-have. It enables the crawlers to index your site more thoroughly.
Enhance your website’s ranking on search result page
As a result, only if the crawlers can read your site into details, your content can be delivered to buyers through those powerful search box. In the time when people Google everything they want to purchase, XML are playing an essential part for a boost in sale through the page ranking.
Nice divide sitemap featureI'been looking for a module with a good divide sitemap feature for awhile. It's so far the best extension with this featureverified buyerReviewed by Kurt Foyle on 18 April 2017
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