The Google Sitemap add-on generates the XML site map, which makes website indexing easier for Google (and other search engines). A site map allows search robots to define the location of website pages, the time of their last update and its frequency in order to index the website more effectively. This is especially important for big stores with a large number of pages.
To set up the Google Sitemap add-on:
- In the administration panel, go to Add-ons > Manage add-ons and enable the Google Sitemap add on (change its status to Active in the select box on the right).
- Click on the name of the add-on.
- Select the desired update frequency in the Update frequency drop-down list
- Select the desired priority in the Priority drop-down list.
NOTE: These options can be set up for the following entries: Homepage settings, Products settings, Categories settings, Pages settings, News settings, Brand/Manufacturer feature pages settings. Please note that the All check box should be ticked off for the User groups option on the settings page of these entries.
- Click the Save button.
NOTE: If products, categories, etc. were added or changed, click on the clear the cache link on the settings page of the Google Sitemap add-on to regenerate the xml sitemap.