Creating and submitting a Sitemap helps make sure that Search Engines know about all the pages on your site, including URLs that may not be discoverable by their normal crawling process. Search Engines use the data in your Sitemap to learn about your site's structure, which will allow them to improve their crawler schedule and do a better job crawling your site in the future.
- Utilizing XML sitemap indices is an advanced tactic that we recommend to all of our clients
- Multiple sitemaps are part of SEO - we are optimizing the sitemap data
- Adding a multiple sitemap structure does not guarantee better indexation or more traffic, but it has shown to have that affect
- Sitemap indices help:
- Indicate where indexation issues are.
- Allow an overview look all the way down to specific areas. Great reporting.
- Show the search engines what your site structure is supposed to be.
- Identify possible duplicate content.
- You could instantly find that some sitemaps were indexed at a 95% rate while others were indexed at a 56% rate. This is information you can use and act on. Knowing the indexation rate for each 'type' of content gives you an interesting view into what Google thinks of specific pages and content.