Top 7 Best Website to Generate Sitemap for Google Search Console
What's up, nerds? Today I was doing my routine and doing a sitemap for my site and I thought why not write an article about it, where I will provide some resources to help you create a sitemap for your site.
What is a sitemap, and why is it needed? Good question. A sitemap is a crucial part of any website. It serves as a roadmap for search engines and visitors alike, helping them navigate your site’s content and hierarchy. Creating a sitemap can seem like a daunting task, but there are many resources available that make the process much easier. Simply put, sitemaps are links to all of your pages on your site. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the best resources available for creating a sitemap.
XML Sitemap Generator
I'll start with what I use almost every day. This free tool allows you to generate XML sitemaps for up to 500 pages on your website. I use this particular tool - it is simple, the interface is intuitive, and most importantly, the tool is effective. You enter a link - you get an XML file that you need to upload to the root folder of the site. Everything is simple.
XML Sitemap Generator - Interface
If you have a large site, here is the solution for you. The pro version has the ability to automatically compose XML files, recognize broken links and access the API. And most importantly, you can scan more than 500 pages. I don't need it, I have a small site, so the free version is enough. The paid version will cost you $4.19/mon.
This tool is more complex and has wider functionality. So, here you can not only create an XML file for your site, but also visually plan a site map, literally draw up a diagram of pages and sections. It is very convenient if you have a large site or if you are planning a large project from the very beginning, where it will be difficult without a plan.
Slickplan - Interface
A test version is available on the site for two weeks. The cheapest plan will set you back $12/mon. In my opinion, it's absolutely not worth it. Very expensive for such a simple functionality. Plus, there are free alternatives. Save money for an apartment.
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I would call this tool even more professional than the previous one. This site offers services not only for generating an XML file for your site, but also for optimizing your project - keyword selection, page description optimization and other SEO features.
DynoMapper - Interface
Why did I call it more professional? At least for the price. The cheapest plan will set you back $50 and is obviously meant for established businesses that are actively involved in web development and promotion. For amateurs like me, this tool will not work. By the way, generating an XML file does not work any faster than free analogs. Just my observation.
Another great tool to help you plan your website hierarchy and provide you with a visual sitemap. Here you have the opportunity to compose page blocks yourself, determine their location in the scheme and, based on this scheme, generate an XML file. Very handy and minimalistic tool that I like.
WriteMaps - Interface
The site has a trial version, and it seems to me that it is quite enough to do all your business, say XML file without buying a subscription, the cheapest of which will cost you $15 dollars. A good equivalent of Draw.io to add to your list of tools to use.
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WonderWebWare SiteMap Generator
This tool, like some of the previous ones, generates an XML file for sites smaller than 500 pages. A very simple and convenient utility, the only drawback of which is the fact that it must be downloaded. Download utility in 2023 - what? Yes it is.
WonderWebWare - Interface
In terms of functionality, it is no different from, for example, XML Sitemap Generator and is perfect for small sites and projects that have just started. I used it myself several times, then switched to the above online analogue, but it’s still worth considering this utility as an alternative.
Another tool with the ability to visualize the sitemap of your site. The main advantage over other tools is speed. The site works very quickly and generates a sitemap in seconds, even for medium-sized sits. Separately, I want to note the automatic visualization. It is much faster and more convenient than personally drawing blocks in analogs from the list above, and is quite enough to have a visual representation of your site and a scheme for further development.
WonderWebWare - Interface
This miracle costs $10/mon, but I used this tool for 2 months and did not pay a cent, I did not even have time to register. The interface itself is nice and very reminiscent of draw.io, which I am a fan of.
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This tool generates not only a sitemap for the URL you provide, but also some interesting visual schemes and diagrams, such as a site tree, Slickmap or Page Cloud. To be honest, among other things, I used the site tree as much as possible, since the information presented in this form is convenient for me.
PowerMapper - Interface
Another alternative to generate a sitemap for your website. On their website, you will find a lot of information about the services they provide. They have their own software that makes web development even more comfortable and convenient, but to be honest, the price is clearly not worth it if you have just started your project.
So, today we have sorted out 7 resources that will help you automatically generate a sitemap for your site. You can safely upload the finished XML file to the Google Search Console for successful indexing of pages and their appearance in the Google search results of other users.
I tried to keep a balance between sitemap files for beginners, for new projects that have just launched and do not yet have the necessary and extra funds, and projects that have already taken place, for which spending $100 on automatic XML file generation and SEO optimization is a drop in the ocean. I think I made it.
In conclusion, I want to say what tools I myself use most often - this, of course, is the XML Sitemap Generator (I use it literally every day, because I'm used to it, I have enough functionality), WriteMaps (because sometimes I need to visually present the scheme of my site generated by automatically) and SmartDraw (again, due to the visualization of your sitemap). I use the rest of the resources less often, but they may seem no less useful to someone, so I added them to this collection. I hope my list was useful to you and you learned a lot. Good luck!