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Sitemap File

If you need to set up a Sitemap page for your website, it is advisable to have it in XML format rather than a plain TXT file.  

The XML format of a Sitemap index file is very similar to the XML format of a Sitemap file. The Sitemap index file uses the following XML tags:

  • <sitemapindex> - the parent tag surrounds the file.
  • <sitemap> - the parent tag for each Sitemap listed in the file (a child of<sitemapindex>)
  • <loc> - the location of the sitemap (a child of <sitemap>)
  • <lastmod> - the last modified date of the sitemap (optional)

See the Sitemap Protocol for more information.

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