Uses of Sitemaps
A site which is also called a website is a computer which stores web pages on the World Wide Web and it is always connected to the internet. In this modern world, websites have eased the process of researching, socializing, searching for jobs, entertainment and good health among others. A person needs to have a device such as a computer, a modem, a browser and an ISP in order to visit a website. Modern businesses and institutions have sites. Websites ease the researching on products and services. Different institutions have sites of different properties such as size. A sitemap is a communication protocol that facilitates the posting of web-links on the search engines. The following are the importance of sitemap.
A sitemap facilitate informing the search engines on changes on a site by the webmaster. A webmaster is a person who maintains web pages. By use of sitemaps, the webmaster informs the search engine on the recent alteration he/she has done on a webpage. This facilitates updating the information about a business, company or other entities on search engines.
Sitemap facilitates faster surfing of a large site. If a website has many numbers of pages, sitemaps allow the webmaster to post all the links to the web pages on the search engine. A surfer will find the links to different pages on a website hence he/she will easily visit this pages.
Sitemaps makes a website more user-friendly. Links availed on search engines by use of search engines facilitate easy and fast surfing. Keeping in mind that the more you are on the internet the higher the charges, sitemaps helps cutting down this charges, therefore, making the website more user-friendly.
Sitemaps are suitable for companies with new sites. People with new sites need the use of sitemaps in order to become successful. Sitemaps facilitate the posting of the links of the new website by the webmaster on the search engines. Surfers will find the links to all the web pages easily on the search engines. A surfer will also be able to determine changes on a site he/she mostly visits.
Sitemaps allow webmasters to post the links to websites with rich content not normally processed by search engines. Search engines are mostly unable to process pages coded using Ajax and Silverlight. By use of sitemaps a webmaster is able to avail the links to such pages on the search engines.
Lastly, there are two modes of sitemaps design. The methods are the use of a visual sitemap generator and use of an online sitemap generator. A webmaster downloads a software and applications or visits a generator’s website respectively.