Creating an xml sitemap is important for ensuring your sites crawl ability for a variety of reasons. If search engines can not access the content on your site it cannot be indexed, if your content can not be indexed well then it is invisible. An xml sitemap also allows you to troubleshoot areas of your site which may have indexation issues that you can further investigate and troubleshoot. Knowing what to include in an xml sitemap can be challenging at first and sometimes daunting.
Creating an xml sitemap will let you easily troubleshoot indexation errors and quickly put together a plan of attack. To find out your current sitemap set up simply type “example.com/sitemap.xml” to look at your current configuration. Can you spot any search parameters or redirects on it? If so then it is time to give it an update.