How to find the Sitemap for a website

Tahsim Ahmed
Tahsim Ahmed
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An XML Sitemap is a file type that contains a list of the embedded URLs within a website. Adding a Sitemap file vs. individually pasting URLs saves time in the Knowledge Base curation process. 

If a Sitemap exists, these steps will help you find it 95% of the time:

  1. In your browser, try adding the following endings to your URL:
    /sitemap, /sitemap.xml, or /sitemap_index.xml
    You'll know if this worked if the format on the modified URL website looks like this: 


  2. Do an online search for your Sitemap using the following string (be sure to change the URL to your URL before trying in your browser): e.g. "site:website.comfiletype:xml"

  3. Try a web crawling service - Enter your URL and see if they can find an available Sitemap. 
    We recommend: https://seositecheckup.com/tools/sitemap-test

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