Where is the Sitemap on BigCommerce?
Feb 5, 2023

Where is the Sitemap on BigCommerce?

Let me show you where is your sitemap. There are 2 of them though. A sitemap is an organized map of your website that helps search engines find, crawl, and index your website's content. Sitemaps tell search engines which pages on your website are most important, helping them to prioritize pages that they will crawl.

Video Transcript:
(Where is the Sitemap on BigCommerce?)

Are you guys looking for your Sitemap on big commerce? Let me show you where it is. Before we get started, my name is Cal Mr. Owner just like you, as well as a developer of big commerce stores as 2010. Let me show you guys where it is. Let me share my screen. First of all, there are two different Sitemaps that you should know about. There's the visual sitemap and the XML sitemap. You're probably looking for the XML sitemap, but I just want to make sure that you understand that there are two. So if you click the sitemap link that's in your footer. Usually, when you install a theme that takes you to sitemap dot php. Now this is what I call a visual sitemap, because it's an actual HTML page where you can see links to you know, all the most important places on your site, which is really good. And you know, you want to leave this in your footer so that the site, the different crawlers can find it there. And the other one is the one that you give to Google, which is found at XML site map dot php, XML sitemap dot php.

So you just put that after a slash after your domain name. And this will work on every big commerce store. This is a hard coded URL. This is a hard coded URL as well. So both of these are going to be the same no matter what theme you're on or whatever, XML sitemap dot php, this is the one that you're going to give to Google and other crawlers if you want to submit it to all of them to crawl your site faster. And the way that it works in here, when you come into XML sitemap dot php. There's basically just, you know, four or five, maybe six links depending on what all you have on here. And these actually refer to sub sitemaps. I don't know if that's the right way to call it but like, lower level Sitemaps, right, so like if you click if you follow the link to this, it'll basically take you to another sitemap that has all of your categories. And Google already knows how to crawl this they know how to get to it, all you got to do is give them the the URL to this and they will go into each of these links follow you know the links that come off of it curl all those links and everything. So this is probably what you're looking for. XML sitemap dot php, sitemap dot PHP is the other one. Hopefully you found this useful. If not, leave me a comment. Let me know what you guys are stuck on. And if you need help with your store, reach out to me at Epic design labs.com I'd love to hear from you. Thank you so much.