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
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.
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.
What is a sitemap?
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?
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?
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.