A sitemap is a blueprint of your website that help search engines find, crawl, and index all of your website’s content. Sitemaps also tell search engines which pages on your site are most important.
There are four main types of sitemaps:
Normal XML Sitemap: This is by far the most common type of sitemap. It’s usually in the form of an XML Sitemap that links to different pages on your website.
- Video Sitemap: Used specifically to help Google understand video content on your page.
- News Sitemap: Helps Google find content on sites that are approved for Google News.
- Image Sitemap: Helps Google find all of the images hosted on your site.