An XML sitemap lists all the important pages in your website so that Google or another search engine can more quickly crawl your content and find these pages — even if your links aren’t picture perfect.
Technically, an XML sitemap is a file on your website that lists all the important URLs. It acts like a map that helps search engines like Google crawl your web content more intelligently.
There are many plugins that can help your website automatically generate an XML sitemap, which should relieve you from having to create one manually.
The websites that benefit the most from XML sitemaps are those that are:
If you want a visitor to land on one of your pages, it should be listed in your XML sitemap.
If you don’t want anyone to find or land on one of your pages, you need to add a “noindex, follow” tag, which disallows search engines from adding your page to their index. In short, it tells the engine not to show the page in search engine results pages.