The traditional way to create sitemap is to do it manually: open a plain-text editor or Dream Weaver, then use XML tags defined by Sitemap protocol and follow the Sitemap example (you can find more on Sitemap for Google) to edit your sitemap.
However, this manual way may be very tedious and time-consuming if your site contains larger than 10 URLs. Moreover, it is very likely that you will make mistakes when dealing with so many URLs, XML tags, and metadata about each URL, which can lead to an incomplete or invalid sitemap.
There are many sitemap generators out there, which can automatically crawl your site and generate sitemaps in minutes. With the help of such tools, you can create sitemap more quickly and effectively.
SiteMap X is a free trustworthy sitemap generator which can instantly generate sitemap of high quality. And it is not only a sitemap generator, but also a URL examiner, sitemap uploader and search engine pinger. You can entrust it with the whole process of sitemap building, and then wait for the indexing problem of your site being solved once for all.
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The Fastest Sitemap Crawler which can thoroughly crawl your site and discover all URLs on it in up to one minute, no matter how large your site is, and how complex its hierarchy would be.
Make Sitemaps of Different Types and Styles. SiteMap X can simultaneously generate four types of sitemaps (including XML, GZ, TXT and HTML Sitemaps), and as to XML sitemap, four choices of style are available to you.
Generate High Quality Sitemaps which are valid for Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Live, etc.
Build Sitemaps with Unlimited URLs. No matter how many pages your website has, Sitemap X is capable of including all URLs in the sitemap, and if necessary (according to the guideline of Google, a sitemap file can contain no more than 50,000 URLs and must be no larger than 50MB when uncompressed), it can automatically split a big sitemap file into several smaller ones.
Discover Site Problems like Dead Links. While Sitemap X is crawling your site, it also scans all the problems of your site, such as dead links. And after its crawling, it will give you a detailed report of such problems.
Immediately Upload Your Sitemaps. Sitemap X has Built-in FTP/FTPS/SFTP Client which will automatically upload sitemaps to your server right after they are generated.
Automatically Ping Search Engines. Every time there is any change of your site, Sitemap X would automatically notify search engines with an updated sitemap. This will greatly speed up your site indexing.
Schedule Sitemap Creation, Upload and SE Pinging. You can just set a schedule and let Sitemap X automatically generate sitemaps, upload the files to your server, and ping search engines with the updated sitemaps.
Just give SiteMap X a start URL, and fill the required fields, you can create a sitemap according to your demands with ease!
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