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Bloggers Become Expert In Sitemap

A Complete Guide For Beginners

Sitemap 

Sitemap is an SEO term that tell visitors or search engine crawlers about the update of your site content.
According to wikipedia
A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for Web design, or a Web page that lists the pages on a Web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion.


Sitemap is file mainly in two formats/types (.xml  and .html) and is an important term in SEO. New beginner bloggers must have to install sitemaps in their blogs/websites. These are the reliable ways to tell the search engines and visitors about your update of content. Sitemaps have links with feed of blogs that automatically generates the content updated by blogger.

In Terms Of SEO And Search Engines

Sitemaps play an important role in SEO. When you submit your website to google webmaster tools than google also give opportunity of sitemap. Your submitted Sitemap let google to know what your new content contains and then it will become helpful in indexing of new posts and increasing your rank in alexa.com and google.

Types of Sitemaps

Mainly there are two sitemaps types widely used in the industry of SEO.
these are
  1. XML
  2. HTML
Both of these are very very important and they must to be installed in your site. XML is more important than HTMl because XML is used by search engines and HTML if for visitors and for normal crawling. Your blog may live without HTML sitemap but if XML is not installed than your blog is dead.

Generate XML Sitemaps

For Bloggers :  Bloggers have benefit that they built-in sitemap for xml format. They can access their website sitemap at www.yourwebsitename.blogspot.com/sitemap.xml.When you surf your sitemap by this link it will automatically Download. And here is an example of that

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
- <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
- <url>
  <loc>http://tricksfortips.blogspot.com/2015/06/load-your-blogger-blog-load-fastly-by.html</loc>
  <lastmod>2015-06-18T05:44:08Z</lastmod>
  </url>
  </urlset>
  Submit sitemap to Google Webmaster tools: Now i think your ready for the main work. So Now let us start
  • Sign in to Google Webmaster Tools by going here.
  • Choose your website whom you want to add sitemap
  • Now go to sitemap section
  • Here is a button  of add/test sitemap on the top right corner click on it
  • Add the following code   
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500 
  • Now click on  Submit Sitemap button.
  • Refresh Your page.
 Now your are thinking that on top i have told that sitemap is built-in and its access link is www.yourblogname.blogspot.com/sitemap.xml  but in tutorial i have given you the link www.yourblogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500.Why?
It is because the new link i given is full customizable and is more effective for SEO because it is customizable that if you have greater posts than change 500 that is end of the link to 1000 or 5000.And it is more effective because it first link to you atom/feed and than to your sitemap.
Congratulations  You have finished the process.

 HTML Sitemaps

 These are used for the facility of visitors because visitors can see all your post under your labels at one place/page. It also help for the SEO of your post titles and when your that HTML sitemap is crawled by google visitors will become happy to get all the content related to thier search at one place Here is a live example of it Sitemap  Of-Tricks For Tips. So now let us get started.
  • Go to Pages Section.
  • Click on Create New Page
  • Toggle to HTML view 
  • Copy whole code below given and paste there
 <style type="text/css">
#toc{
width:99%;
margin:5px auto;
border:1px solid #2D96DF;
-webkit-box-shadow:4px 4px 8px 2px rgba(0,0,0, 0.2);
-moz-box-shadow:4px 4px 8px 2px rgba(0,0,0, 0.2);
box-shadow:4px 4px 8px 2px rgba(0,0,0, 0.2);
}
.labl{
color:#FF5F00;
font-weight:bold;
margin:0 -5px;
padding:1px 0 2px 11px;
background:-moz-linear-gradient(right,#C2EAFE 0%,#055A85 40%);
background:-webkit-gradient(linear,left 10,right 80,color-stop(0.20,#055A85),color-stop(1,#C2EAFE));
border:1px solid #2D96DF;
border-radius:4px;-moz-border-radius:4px;
-webkit-border-radius:4px;box-shadow:3px 3px 1px #bbb;
-moz-box-shadow:3px 3px 1px #bbb;-webkit-box-shadow:3px 3px 1px #bbb;display:block;
}
.labl a{
color:#fff;
}
.labl:first-letter{t
ext-transform:uppercase;
}
.new{
color:#FF5F00;
font-weight:bold;
font-style:italic;
}
.postname{
font-weight:normal;
background:-moz-linear-gradient(right,#C2EAFE 0%,#fff 40%);
background:-webkit-gradient(linear,left 80,right 10,color-stop(0.60,#fff),color-stop(1,#C2EAFE));
}
.postname li{
border-bottom: #ddd 1px dotted;
margin-right:5px
}

</style>


<div id="toc">
<script src="https://googledrive.com/host/0ByNodV_m9cVLR0pmWFgwZ1NmdW8/" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://tricksfortips.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?max-results=9999&amp;alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=loadtoc">
</script></div>
  •  Change the red color link with the link of your homepage.
  • Now click on Publish.

Final Touch

I hope that after reading so much long article about Sitemap. You are now ready to gain traffic on your blog because you have followed all steps.
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