Using a Sitemap
A sitemap is a list of pages included on your website. It provides a way to conveniently provide a snapshot of your site to search engines and other services. To have your site indexed and verified by a search engine, it is necessary to submit your sitemap. In general, XML sitemaps are the preferred format of most search engines or visual sitemapping tools. On BigCommerce, you have access to your store's XML sitemap.
Accessing the Sitemap
Your BigCommerce store automatically creates and stores an XML sitemap. To access it, go to www.yourdomain.com/xmlsitemap.php. This will be the link used in submitting your sitemap to search engines.
Submitting a Sitemap
Do I have to update the links in the sitemap?
- Links are updated in the sitemap automatically. When search engines crawl your site, they will find the updated links.
When should I re-submit my sitemap?