Question: What is an example of a sitemap format?


Sitemaps are crucial for improving the SEO of your website because they make it easier for search engines to find your content. The most common format for a sitemap is XML. Here's an example of what a simple sitemap might look like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns=""> <url> <loc></loc> <lastmod>2023-11-21</lastmod> <changefreq>daily</changefreq> <priority>0.8</priority> </url> <url> <loc></loc> <lastmod>2023-11-20</lastmod> <changefreq>weekly</changefreq> <priority>0.5</priority> </url> </urlset>

This sitemap includes information about two URLs.

  • The <loc> tag specifies the URL of the page.
  • The <lastmod> tag indicates when the page was last modified.
  • The <changefreq> tag provides a general idea of how frequently the page content changes.
  • The <priority> tag tells search engines which pages you deem more important.

Remember, this is a very basic example; sitemaps can be much more complex and include additional information based on your website's needs.

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