SEO sitemaps are an important part of search engine optimisation and if done properly can make a big difference to the SEO results that are achieved. It should be remembered though that just because a sitemep is in place, that it should not be seen as a substitute for quality content which is added to the blog or website on a regular basis.
SEO sitemaps can help visitors to a blog or website to find exactly what they are looking for but the main advantage of them would have to be for search engine optimisation. When a search engine such as Google sends out what are called spiders to investigate the quality of blogs and websites that are out there, it makes the whole process so much easier and more effective for the website or blog owner if a clearly laid out site map is in place.
Therefore, when the spiders arrive they will be able to reach every part of the blog or website in question and be able to search all of the pages for indexing purposes. So, as you can see, it would be an extremely unwise move not to have a sitemap in place and the very little effort that it takes to put one in place would be well worth it over the long run.
If you are using a wordpress blog, there are plug ins available which will automatically generate SEO sitmaps for you but not to worry if you are not using a blog because a quick Google search will come up with free software which will create the sitemap for you.
It is also possible to actually submit SEO sitemaps to Google directly, whether you want to do that is entirely up to you because some experts argue that Google will find your SEO sitemaps anyway but as with most things regarding internet marketing, there are many different opinions out there.
One thing is definitely for sure though and that is that if you don’t have SEO sitemaps in place you could be missing out big time because the value to your business of having a high ranking in Google could be worth an awful lot of money. Also be sure to take a few minutes to make sure that the links in the site map are working OK and carry out this task whenever you add any new pages over the months and years ahead.