XML Site Map Page
Search engines like Google prefer to consume site maps in XML, which is more efficient than a site map created in HTML, with markup to make it attractive to humans. Sitemaps produced for search engines are designed using the format defined by sitemaps.org.
A plugin is available to produce an XML sitemap for your store. After installing and running this plugin, you can submit the resultant files to Google for indexing.
The XML sitemap is a series of text files that follow a specific format. Here’s what one entry from the product sitemap might look like:
<url> <loc>http://YOURSTORE.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=181</loc> <lastmod>2020-08-21</lastmod> <changefreq>weekly</changefreq> <priority>1.00</priority> </url>
This site map is produced for the benefit of search engines, and should not be confused with the storefront sitemap, which is produced for the benefit of human visitors.