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.
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 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.