Making sure Google thinks highly of your website is an important step in growing your business.
If Google likes your website, you’re more likely to be visible in search engines.
If Google doesn’t because it’s not mobile-friendly, too slow or has suspicious malware injected into the code, you’re going to run into trouble when it comes to increasing the traffic on your site.
One way to help Google understand exactly what your entire website looks like is to submit an XML sitemap. Simply put, this is a list of each page, post and important piece of information on your site. It helps Google review your entire site in one sweep, and the easier you make things for Google, the more quickly your pages will show up in search engine results.
This video will help you:
- Create an XML sitemap using the Yoast SEO plugin
- Test and submit your sitemap in Google Search Console