The Sitemap Generator produces a HTML page of your sitemap. As you add new products or content, the app automatically updates the sitemap with the latest links. We keep it updated by refreshing the page every 24 hours.
A sitemap is full list of all the available links on your website. It gives a total overview of a website and allows you to quickly navigate to various pages throughout the site.
Generating a Shopify site map helps with site navigation. By providing a link in the footer to your sitemap page, you instantly make it easier for customers to find the page they are looking for. It provides another option for customers to navigate around the site.
SEO benefits of an HTML Shopify sitemap page
Having a HTML Shopify sitemap page means that a user can visit every page on your website from one static page. This is particularly helpful for sites with a lot of dynamic content. If a customer is in a hurry and needs to find something quickly the sitemap can be the perfect way to navigate to that page. Finally, it can help with moving search and link equity through your site, so it helps with your SEO ranking on the site.
So firstly you generate your Shopify site map page by clicking the generate button. This automatically crawls the website for all available links and categories them into sections and creates a page for your site. The app then produces the HTML page and allows you to link to it via the footer. We've provided some simple instructions as to how to link it from the footer.
Once you have generated your HTML Sitemap page, you can select the template you want to use. You can pick between a List view or a column view. You can also define how many products you want to present on your sitemap. This suits those with large numbers of products.
Once your Shopify site map page has been generated, the app crawls the website every 24 hours to check for any updates and rebuilds the page, therefore you know your sitemap page is always up to date.
We now allow you to select from two different layouts depending on the number of pages you have on your site and the way you create content. This ensures your sitemap page looks neat and tidy but also makes it easier for the user to finds what they are looking for
In some instances merchants with large inventories found that the sitemap page didn't work well as there was so many products to load. So now we have created the ability to define how many products to show on page load within the sitemap page. There's then a 'read more' link to view the remainder of the products.
So some merchants wanted to display their products first and collections second, some wanted to display their blogs first and then pages second. We've built the ability to define the order you want to present the information to prioritise the content you want to show first.
Have another idea for us? Please feel free to get in touch through the app and we will consider all of your feedback when improving the app