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XML sitemaps

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This topic contains 9 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  RMoore 7 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #7383

    Maria Lamb
    Participant

    This week I had a free consultation with a social media ‘expert’ (I assume she is probably around 22).  She told me to check my website on woorank.com for errors and suggestions.  The results were pretty good — the website is ‘in the red’ for speed and no sitemaps.  How do I go about generating XML sitemaps?  (And are they necessary?)

     

  • #7384

    alan egan
    Keymaster

    Sitemaps are a good idea – They are easy to add via the Yoast plugin

  • #7385

    RMoore
    Participant

    Yoast SEO plugin which comes with Alan’s template should automatically create a site map. Perhaps it is not turned on withing the Yoast settings?
    Personally i turned the Yoast sitemap off and have a separate plugin to generate it. The site you mention wants a credit card for the free trail. I’m always suspicious of these sites as they often bill your card even when you don’t continue after the trail. Generally i am very sceptical of any company trying to sell me SEO. There seems to be a number of other similar sites doing this analysis that don’t require a card to take the trial.

    Richard

     

  • #7386

    Maria Lamb
    Participant

    The woman recommended the free version of Woorank to test the website — you can get the basics without signing up (just not the details on how to go about actually fixing).

  • #7387

    Maria Lamb
    Participant

    Alan — I’m watching the video, but when I go to the menu and choose SEO, there is no menu item for XML sitemaps. Is that a premium feature?

  • #7389

    RMoore
    Participant
  • #7390

    Maria Lamb
    Participant

    Okay – so I did that and it showed me the sitemap, so there is one.  However, when I use both that woorank site AND the google search console and look for sitemaps — both woorank and google say I don’t have one.   ??

  • #7391

    RMoore
    Participant

    I have a feeling I experienced the same issue which is why I used a different plugin.

    Richard

  • #7392

    Maria Lamb
    Participant

    Richard — what plug in do you use?

  • #7394

    RMoore
    Participant

    Google XML Sitemaps.

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