Using Sitemaps to help Google find content hosted on your site
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Using Sitemaps to help Google find content hosted on your site


Hi, I’m Jennifer, and
I work on Google’s Search Quality Team. People often ask what they can
do to help Google find all of their site’s hosted content. One of the best ways to do this
is by creating a Sitemap. A Sitemap is a list of all the
pages on your site and is designed to help search engines
discover and better understand your content, as
well as improve our future crawling of it. They help us understand where
your content lives and what it’s about so we can start
serving that content to users for relevant searches. You can create a Sitemap by
hand or use a third-party generator to create
your Sitemap file. Once you have that file, upload
it to Webmaster Tools. Through our crawling process,
we’ll automatically detect changes in it. We’re constantly working to
build out what type of information you can give
us in a Sitemap. To stay up-to-date on what
exactly you can put in this file, check out our resources
in the Help Center. Thanks for watching.

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