Sitemap Terminology and Tips

Below is some helpful terminology to know when it comes to sitemaps and webscraping.

What is a sitemap?

Imagine a website as a big city with many streets and buildings. A sitemap is like a map that shows all the streets and locations in the city, but for a website. It helps visitors and search engines find their way around by listing all the different pages and sections of the website, making it easier to navigate and explore. This will allow us to extract all the information you want to use to train your custom chatbot.

SitemapFile that lists all the different pages on a website, making it easier for search engines like Google to find and understand the website's structure
Web ScrapingA way of extracting information from websites. It involves using automated tools or programs to gather data from web pages and then save that data
XML (Extensible Markup Language)Markup language is used to structure and store data in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
CrawlingThe process by which search engines scan and discover web pages on the internet. When a sitemap is submitted to a search engine, it helps the search engine's crawler efficiently find and index all the pages listed in the sitemap.
IndexingThe process of storing and organizing the information collected by search engine crawlers. When a page is indexed, it becomes searchable and can appear in search engine results.
Crawl ErrorsIssues encountered by search engine crawlers when trying to access specific pages on a website. These errors could be due to broken links, server problems, or other issues preventing the crawler from accessing the content.
RSS FeedA web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format

Guides on Creating a Sitemap

How To Find Your Sitemap

How To Create A Sitemap From URL List

How To Create A Sitemap From Google Results

How to Create A Sitemap From Website Scraping

How to Create A Sitemap From YouTube Channel

How To Create A Sitemap From Podcast Episodes

How to Create a Sitemap From Podcast Feed

How to Create A Sitemap From RSS Feed