A sitemap is an XML-formatted file that lists links of your site, optionally with discrete information, like timestamps. It isn’t easily readable for humans–but robots, like Googlebot, can quickly digest it. We can attach an XSL-formated stylesheet to the sitemap so that it’s easily readable for human beings. However, robots do not make use of […]
Why aren’t archives listed in the sitemap?
The sitemap does not contribute to ranking, nor does the sitemap influence whether a page gets crawled or not. It’s a tool that’s slowly becoming deprecated. With WordPress, you probably don’t even require a sitemap. To learn more about sitemaps, check out our other KB article giving everything you must know about sitemaps. No categories, […]
Why aren’t my empty categories indexed?
The noindex robots–meta value discourages search engine robots from indexing your page in the search engine. When no posts are attached to a category, it’ll be discouraged from being indexed. WordPress can send out a 404 signal; but, this isn’t always the case. So, to improve your website’s SEO by removing thin content, empty categories […]