Dynamically generate XML sitemaps, help search engines faster crawl and index your store.
Google has specific rules for sitemap generation. It is useful to have your XML sitemaps built automatically with a help of Google XML Sitemap for Magento 2 extension in order to meet all search engines requirements. Faster indexing of new pages shortens the time your new products to appear in Google.
This extension helps you gain a granularly control over your Magento 2 sitemap by allowing you to control visibility in sitemap for each Product , Category and CMS page. Also it allows you to add into the sitemap custom URLs that are not included with default magento sitemap with full control over attributes like store-view, priority, change frequency and update date.
By using this extension you can dynamically exclude from sitemap Products, Categories and Pages that you do not want to be indexed by search engines but are still required in your store.Include any links in your sitemaps:
Google XML Sitemap for Magento 2 allows to include/exclude links from various locations:
You can configure detailed settings like storeview, priority, update date and change frequency. You can set the values specifically for each group of links: Products, Categories, CMS pages, and individually for each Custom URL. The more appropriate settings you have, the more reliability and trust to your site from Google.
If you experienced any issues or limitations with this quick GUI installation, see also SSH Installation below. SSH installation does the same thing but you are required to issue the commands step by step via CLI. Some servers may have high security configurations and may limit the functionality of this GUI Installer.
Go to Marketing -> SEO & Search -> Site Map and add your sitemap by clicking on "Add Sitemap" button
Go to Stores -> Configuration -> Catalog -> XML Sitemap and configure default settings for your sitemap.
How frequently the page is likely to change. This value provides general information to search engines and may not correlate exactly to how often they crawl the page. Valid values are:
The value "always" should be used to describe documents that change each time they are accessed. The value "never" should be used to describe archived URLs.
Please note that the value of this tag is considered a hint and not a command. Even though search engine crawlers may consider this information when making decisions, they may crawl pages marked "hourly" less frequently than that, and they may crawl pages marked "yearly" more frequently than that. Crawlers may periodically crawl pages marked "never" so that they can handle unexpected changes to those pages.Priority
The priority of the URL relative to other URLs on your site. Valid values range from 0.0 to 1.0. This value does not affect how your pages are compared to pages on other sites—it only lets the search engines know which pages you deem most important for the crawlers. The default priority of a page is 0.5.
Please note that the priority you assign to a page is not likely to influence the position of your URLs in a search engine's result pages.
Search engines may use this information when selecting between URLs on the same site, so you can use this tag to increase the likelihood that your most important pages are present in a search index.
Also, please note that assigning a high priority to all of the URLs on your site is not likely to help you. Since the priority is relative, it is only used to select between URLs on your site.
This option is useful when you want to exclude certain CMS Pages from sitemap. Ex: ‘404 Not Found Page’ makes no sense to be indexed by google, you do not want your customers there.
This option is useful when you want to exclude certain Product Pages from sitemap. Ex: maybe you have a lookbook where your products can be purchased using a quick view functionality and you don’t want to sell the products individually on separate product pages, in this case you can exclude that particular product pages from sitemap indexation.
This option is useful when you want to exclude certain Category Pages from sitemap. Ex: You may want to include in sitemap only level 2 categories and exclude level 1 categories in order for clients to land on a more segmented category.
By default magneto doesn’t add to sitemap custom url that may be still relevant to your business, for example a html page presenting your product. Ex: Weltpixel Cleo Theme is presenation of one of our products but is not included in default Magento sitemap.
By using Google XML custom sitemap URL functionality we’ll be able to add also this link to our dynamically generated sitemap.
Go to WeltPixel -> Sitemap -> Add New Url
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