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What are the types of Sitemap that can be generated using the Elite Site Optimizer Application?

Sitemap generator

  • The Elite Site Optimizer’s sitemap generator gives the user the power to generate the entire sitemap of your website instantly.
  • Elite Site Optimizer application provides four types of sitemaps following sitemaps.org protocol.
    • XML Sitemap
    • HTML Sitemap
    • Image Sitemap
    • Video Sitemap
  • It helps to generate sitemaps instantly. So, the user can download and submit to search engines like google after every modification.
  • There is an option to provide the change frequency of your website which will be added to the XML sitemap.
Sitemap generator

Sitemap generator section

XML Sitemap:

  • Elite Site Optimizer application provides a list of the website’s URLs as an XML file.
  • It also provides the website’s last modified date and time, the change frequency of the website, and priority for the URL.
  • The actual URL priority calculation is based on the level of the page in the link.
  • If the total number of URLs to be added in the sitemap is more than 50,000 URLs or the uncompressed sitemap file is more than 50MB file size, the sitemap will be split into multiple sitemap files and it can be downloaded as a compressed file.
XML Sitemap

XML Sitemap

HTML Sitemap:

  • An HTML sitemap allows site visitors to easily navigate a website.
  • Every page on the website is included in the HTML sitemap (From the main pages to lower-level pages).
HTML Sitemap

HTML Sitemap

Image Sitemap:

  • Image sitemap includes image URLs in the sitemap to avoid repeating images across your pages. The image sitemap is stored in a separate XML file.
  • For an image sitemap, if the total number of URLs to be added in the sitemap is more than 1,000 URLs, the sitemap will be split into multiple sitemap files and it can be downloaded as a compressed file.
  • The generated Image Sitemap will consist of all the mentioned tags below if it is present in the images of the web page.
      • <image:loc>
      • <image:caption>
      • <image:title>
      • <image:geo_location>
      • <image:license>

Note: The 'Available images' displayed in "On-page crawl data report are counted only for the successful image links whereas, the image sitemap may contain few redirected URLs for the images and hence the count may differ.

Image Sitemap

Image Sitemap

Video Sitemap:

  • A video sitemap provides additional information about any video content hosted on the webpages.
  • It also provides the website’s last modified date and time, webpage URL where the video is located, and the video content location URL.
  • The generated Video Sitemap will consist of all the mentioned tags below if it is present in the video of the domain’s web pages.
    • <loc> - URL of the video content page
    • <video:thumbnail_loc> - URL of the video thumbnail image file
    • <video:title> - Video Title Text/ ALT Text
    • <video:description> - Description of the Video content
    • <video:content_loc> - URL of the Video file location (if hosted in same website or host)
    • <video:player_loc> - URL of the video (if hosted in any third party CDN or video sites)
    • <video:duration> - Video running time in seconds
    • <video:expiration_date> - Video expiry date if any mentioned in the video file attributes.
    • <video:rating> - Average video rating if any provided by any viewers so far
    • <video:view_count> - Video view count by the viewers (if any available inin the web page)
    • <video:publication_date> - Video Published date 
    • <video:family_friendly> - Content viewable by family - yes/ no
    • <video:restriction relationship="allow"> - Location or country based video view restrictions if any
    • <video:price currency="USD"> - Video view or purchase price if any
    • <video:requires_subscription> - If Video requires any subscription to view - Yes/ No
    • <video:uploaderinfo="http://www.example.com/users/grillymcgrillerson"> - Name and URL of the video uploader profile if any available in the video web page captured while upload.
    • <video:live> - Is video live - Yes/ No
Video Sitemap

Video Sitemap

Inclusion of hosting domain in Sitemaps:

  • There will be a textbox named 'Inclusion Domains' under the settings section in the Sitemap Generator page. The user can provide the hosting website URL in the textbox.
  • The image and video sitemaps will include the images or videos hosted in these hosting domains and the links to these images or videos found on the website.
  • There are 2 additional steps that need to be accomplished before submitting the Sitemaps after the inclusion of the hosting website as per the Google Image sitemap guidelines (https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/178636)
    • The hosting website should be verified in the Search Console.
    • robots.txt file of the domain doesn’t disallow the crawling of the hosting website.