Saturday, May 5, 2012

Create an Image Sitemap For Your WordPress Blog

Author: Gagan Masoun
Create an Image Sitemap For Your WordPress Blog
Sitemaps are important part of websites and blogs. Because they are a way to tell Google, Bing and other search engines about web pages, images and video content on your website that they may otherwise not discover.If a post on your site has multiple images, Google may have a problem identifying which among them is the most relevant image for the content of that post. 

In simple words, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a website or blog along with additional metadata about each URL so that Google or other search engines can more intelligently crawl the site.

It is suggested by Google also that web publishers should add an image sitemap on their websites.This will help Google to include your various images in image search result identify the most important and relevant images on a particular post.

Here is the solution for your sitemap making, The Image Sitemap plugin will automatically generate a sitemap for your WordPress blog with all the image URLs that are used in your posts and pages.

How to Generate Image Sitemaps?

If you have a WordPress blog, you can use the XML Sitemaps plugin to automatically generate an image sitemap with a click.

Follow These Steps For Install This Plugin:

  • Upload the plugins folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Expand the Tools menu from WordPress dashboard sidebar and select “Image Sitemap.”
  • Click the “Generate Sitemap” button to create your XML Sitemap for mobile.
  • Once you have created your Sitemap, you can submit it to Google using Webmaster Tools.
After created your Wordpress Sitemap, you can submit it to Google using Webmaster Tools. You can find the sitemap-image.xml file in your wordpress blog’s root folder. If you need any further assistant don't hesitate just leave comment or write me via contact us form. Enjoy Blogging :)


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