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WordPress 3 Cookbook by Jean-Baptiste Jung, Ric Shreves

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Enhancing site indexing with XML sitemaps

While it is one thing to create a website and build pages of content, it is another thing entirely to make sure that all of those pages are indexed by the search engines. The simple act of creating a web page does not assure that it will be indexed. While the search engines today are much better at detecting and indexing new content, it is best to provide them with some guidance and to help assure that all the pages are indexed in a timely fashion. The best way to guarantee that the search engine crawlers can see and index all of your site pages is to use an XML sitemap.

According to sitemaps.org, "sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available ...

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