Tuesday, 12 April 2016

How to Create HTML Sitemap for Blogger Blog

An HTML sitemap provides you a wide range of advantages. A sitemap not only improves bounce rate of your website but also improves the ranking of your site in the search engine results. It improves the navigation of your site and sometimes helps search engine bots to discover content on your website. 

Sitemaps are of two types namely, XML Sitemap and a simple HTML sitemap page. XML Sitemap is used by the Google bots to discover the content of your blog. On the other hand, a simple HTML sitemap is used by your blog visitors to easily navigate your site.

According to Google, HTML as well as XML Sitemap, both are useful from the viewpoint of search engine optimization. A website with a sitemap is more likely to perform better in search engine results. 

A sitemap may not directly influence your ranking in the search results but it does improve the performance of your website. Here is a screenshot of a Google's search engine optimization starter guide page. You can also download a copy of the same by clicking on the source given below the image.

In this post, you will learn how to make and add a simple sitemap page for BlogSpot blog. If you want to learn how to prepare a custom XML sitemap please click here.

Steps to create Blogger HTML sitemap

HTML sitemap BlogSpot blog
Sample HTML sitemap

If you have not added a sitemap page in you blog for the visitors of your site, you should create one. You can create a simple sitemap for the users of your blog manually as well as online with the help of auto sitemap generators.

If you want to create an auto-generated sitemap using online tools you have several options to choose from such as sitemaps.com . You can use this tool to generate HTML as well as XML sitemap for BlogSpot blog. If you have a large number of posts on your blog you will find this method useful as it automatically generates a sitemap for your site.

If you want to create a sitemap for your blog manually, you can arrange your post hierarchically or in any other order that you think will help your users to easily navigate your site. 

Easy navigation is all about simplicity and ease of use. So if your sitemap can provide these two things to your blog visitors your will not find it difficult to create a sitemap for your users.

Follow the following steps to create an HTML sitemap for BlogSpot blog.

  • Open your blog dashboard
  • Click on pages
  • Create new page
  • Arrange your blog posts on the page in such a manner so that it help your blog readers easily find the information they are looking for. Make sure to add the URL link to each post using link function.
  • Once you have arranged all the posts publish the page and you are done.

Although, Google bots mostly use XML Sitemap to index your blog content, however, sometimes Google bots also use HTML sitemap page in your blog to discover the content of your blog. Make sure to update your sitemap every time you post new content on your website. 

So making a simple sitemap for your users is a very useful SEO practice as it helps in achieving better search engine ranking as well as better navigation. 

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