A sitemap is a file where the web pages of a website that tell search engines about the structure of a website’s content. Sitemaps help search engine bots to crawl your website better and more intelligently.
A sitemap will be beneficial if your website is:
- Really large – it prevents pages from being overlooked, especially recently added or newly edited pages.
- Have pages that aren’t extensively linked to internally.
- Your website is very new with very few external links pointing to it.
Google accepts a special computer readable site map to assist in indexing your site. Shopfront provides an automated site map in the correct format for search engines to crawl.