Purpose

To describe what a sitemap is, where to find it in Aphix Management Interface and how to submit a sitemap to Google.

Introducing terms and concepts used in this article

Term

Definition

Search engine optimization (SEO)

a method of attracting more organic traffic to your website (in this case, WebShop) by making it appear higher on search engine results pages.

Sitemap

a file containing a list of the key pages in your WebShop, used by search engines to find products and content.

Uniform resource locator (URL)

the address of a website.

More information

What is a sitemap?

What

A sitemap is a file a list of the key pages in your WebShop, used by search engines to find products and content. Typically, search engines can crawl your website to find and index key pages based on a sitemap that you submit to search engines, such as Google.

Where do I find it in Aphix Management Interface?

Where

Four sitemaps are available for you to use:

  • All links on your WebShop

  • CMS only links

  • Product only links

  • Category only links

To use these sitemaps, log into Aphix Management Interface, select Settings, and then Sitemaps. 

Only submit a sitemap using your live site URL.

Never submit a sitemap using an URL that contains aws.aphix.

Click on the sitemap you wish to use. This opens an XML file containing the associated links.

How do I submit a sitemap to Google?
How

Submitting a sitemap to Google simply means that you are telling Google where to find the sitemap for your WebShop.

Follow this guide provided by Google: Submit a sitemap. This allows Google crawl and index your WebShop, and this improves your search results.