Saving/Editing a Sitemap of your SuperSite and PartnerSite

What is a Sitemap?

Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for indexing/crawling. In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site) so that search engines can more intelligently crawl the site.

Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow crawlers that support Sitemaps to pick up all URLs in the Sitemap and learn about those URLs using the associated metadata. Using the Sitemap protocol does not guarantee that web pages are included in search engines, but provides hints for web crawlers to do a better job of crawling your site. Sitemaps can be used in conjunction with Robots.txt, a robot exclusion standard for websites.

To Generate your SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite Sitemap

Note

By default, the sitemap.xml file for your SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite contains only sample code. You need to generate your SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite Sitemap and update the sitemap.xml file.

There are several online free Sitemap Generators that can assist you in generating your SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite Sitemap. Some of the popular ones are listed below:

You may either use one of above mentioned resources and then tweak the result to change the Last Modified Date or Priority, or choose to create a Sitemap.xml file manually by referring to the Sitemap XML syntax and usage guidelines. 1

Saving/Editing the Sitemap.xml File in your SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite

Note
  • By default, your SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite will only serve the sitemap.xml file of your Default Site.

  • You may create a sitemap.xml for each Live Site configured in your SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite.

  • Once generated, your SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite Sitemap would be directly accessible from the below URLs:

    • SuperSite 2 Sitemap - http://Your-SuperSite2-Domain-Name.com/sitemap.xml

    • SuperSite Sitemap - http://Your-SuperSite-Domain-Name.com/sitemap.xml

    • PartnerSite Sitemap - http://Your-PartnerSite-Domain-Name.com/sitemap.xml

To Save/Edit your Sitemap

  1. Login to your SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite Admin Area. 2

  2. Under the My Languages section for SuperSite 2 or My Language SuperSites/PartnerSites section for Supersite/PartnerSite, click the Manage Site button individually besides the Language SuperSite 2/SuperSite/PartnerSite for which you want to save/edit the Sitemap.

  3. Click the Edit Content button.

  4. Click the Edit link besides the Sitemap.html file.

  5. Place the sitemap.xml file content in the Your Content textbox.

    Note

    Do not precede <?xmlversion=1.0 encoding=UTF-8?> in your Sitemap content. Mentioning this would cause your sitemap.xml to not work as desired.

  6. Click the Save Changes button.