Do you think that only your posts sitemap is enough for driving traffic to your blog via popular search engines, well its not Image and Video sitemaps also pay an important role in that. Most of the people don’t know about How to generate an Image and Video Sitemaps for their site. But today I am going to tell you how to do it just below which helps in boosting in your site traffic via Google image search and Google video search engine respectively. Note- To create image and video sitemaps 2 plugins comes into play of WordPress developed by Amit Agarwal of labnol.org. Have Fun and Enjoy!
How to Generate Image Sitemaps for your blog?
If you have a WordPress site, you can use the XML Sitemaps plugin to automatically generate an image sitemap with a click. Once the sitemap is generated, you can either add it to your Webmaster Tools dashboard to inform Google about the new sitemap or you can use your robots.txt file to let them pick it on their own.
How to Create XML Video Sitemaps for your blog?
If you run a WordPress blog, you can easily use Video Sitemap plug-in to generate an XML Sitemap for your site with a click. Install the plugin, click the “generate” button and it will instantly create an XML Sitemap file in your site’s root directory using all YouTube clips that are on your site. Now just login to your Google webmaster account and submit this video sitemap there to drive more traffic to your site.
Importance of Video Sitemaps:
Why use Image and Video Sitemaps?
Its answer is simple to get high rankings in Image and Video search too and don’t let any image and Video skipped from our blog using sitemaps. Using sitemaps has many benefits also, not only easier navigation and better visibility by search engines. Sitemaps offer the opportunity to inform search engines immediately about any changes on your site. Of course, you cannot expect that search engines will rush right away to index your changed pages,posts,images and videos too but certainly the changes will be indexed faster, compared to when you don’t have a sitemap.
What is an Perfect Sitemap?
An Perfect Sitemap is equal to the combination of Posts Sitemaps+Image Sitemaps+Video Sitemaps.
Benefits of a Sitemap:
1. Faster crawler rate of your site posts,images and videos.
2. Dont let any item skipped from search engines.
3. You can alert the search engines to any changes/additions to your site via sitemaps.
4. In all, XML Sitemaps can help improve visibility and rankings of a site.
5. Image sitemaps helps you to get your images rank high in search engines.
6. Video sitemaps helps you to discover all your videos used in your blog post to search engines.
7. Posts and Pages Sitemaps helps in boosting traffic to your blog posts via search engines.
8. best of all, its Free!