SEO Sitemap – Gone in 60 secs

Keeping Google happy via a SEO Sitemap is probably the easiest Search Engine Optimization you’ll ever do on your site(s) or those of your clients.In the previous video tutorial about Google Webmaster Tools (which I return to at the end of the video tutorial below) I mentioned Sitemaps and how important they are.

The fact is that with a WordPress blog this is such an easy thing to do that you might be forgiven for thinking it not important – no way!

In the bad old days of static HTML web sites this was a really onerous thing to put in place but, for smart WP afficionados such as us, we have two ways to do this ( done once and forgotten never to be addressed again) both of which can be put into place double quick.

It’s amazing to me that 90% of blog owners don’t do this – maybe because:

  • They don’t know how
  • They don’t undertand the power of Plugins
  • They can’t see the benefits of premium themes (which BTW in this case is a Premium theme from Woo but a freebie!)

Links Related to this Tutorial:

  • SiteMap XML Plugin: This WordPress plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will aid search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo etc. to much better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it that much more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Plus it notifies all the main search engines every time you create a post with new content. Magic!
  • Woo Themes: Go and find the free theme used in the tutorial – it’s called ‘Mainstream’ – very cool indeed but no Support on offer as it’s a freebie which is fair enough.



Managing Director at Big Buzz Projects
Clive McGonigal is a full time Web Developer, Marketer, WordPress Evangelist and all round Decent Chap. He lives between London and France ( on a tiny rowing boat with an internet connection) and spends his offline time wining, dining and conversing with his dogs. He loves WordPress ( themes, plugins and tweaks) and blogs about them whenever he can.

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