01 Nov XML Sitemaps: Google Likes Them
Google XML Sitemap? Ugh. Running a small business involves managing thousands of details, many of which you don’t know much about. Ratio7 understands that (we’re a small business too!) and we have your back. Managing your WordPress site is a science in and of itself and its most important purpose is to attract new customers. There is a lot of data in a site and some of it is behind-the-scenes stuff that is important to search engines. Of course the king of search engines is Google and Google likes a sitemap.
What’s a sitemap? It’s exactly what it sounds like-a map of your site. Luckily, you don’t have to build or design one! There are plugins (tiny pieces of code that are available to add to your site) that will build this sitemap for you. When Ratio7 or any other reputable designer builds your site, it should be installed for you.
Why is it important? Without a sitemap, Google can overlook content, links, and entire pages of your site. A sitemap helps point Google (and other search engines like Yahoo) to the appropriate information on your site and, thus, improves your search engine results and traffic.
Ratio7 offers WordPress set up, theme design and customisation and will get your blog and site up and running quickly and affordably. We know which plugins are crucial to improve your traffic and your WordPress site’s functionality. Let us know if we can help!