Hello everyone Andrew Houglum here with Direct Business Marketing thank you for your time today. In working with clients every day to improve their online presence I have developed some simple guidelines for doing just that. One of those guidelines involves the use of an XML Sitemap in order to help search engines like Google search all of your web pages more efficiently.
I know sometimes these blogs can be a little nerdy but in all honesty an XML sitemap is a very important part of improving your online marketing. An XML sitemap simply put is a coding file on your webpage that will list individually all of the pages on your website. Large search engines like Google simply cannot handle every single websites data on their servers and this is one way to avoid that. As someone who is marketing their site this makes it much easier for Google to index your site. Through a great service called Google Webmaster Tools you can claim your website and start uploading all of your web pages in just a few clicks. If you are using a content manager like WordPress there are plenty of plug-ins that will actually do this for you. By employing an XML sitemap you will allow Google to search your webpage much faster and index all of that relevant content you’re sharing. I have submitted thousands of web pages to the Google Webmaster Tools at one time and even with that enormous amount of data it was indexed in only a few days.
So even if the idea of an XML sitemap is a little nerdy for most it is certainly an important part of maximizing your websites potential. For more helpful hints make sure to download the marketing assessment tool from my website to grow your online presence. This is Andrew with Direct Business Marketing thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you in the future.