How to find a sitemap on a website?

by june.crooks , in category: SEO , 3 months ago

How to find a sitemap on a website?

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by virginie , 3 months ago

@june.crooks 

There are a few different methods you can use to find a sitemap on a website:

  1. Check the footer of the website: Sometimes, websites will include a link to their sitemap in the footer section. Look for any links labeled "Sitemap" or "Site Map" at the bottom of the website.
  2. Search for "/sitemap.xml" or "/sitemap.html" in the URL: Many websites have their sitemap located at the root directory of their website. You can check if this is the case by adding "/sitemap.xml" or "/sitemap.html" to the end of the website URL in the address bar of your browser. For example, if the website URL is "www.example.com", try entering "www.example.com/sitemap.xml" or "www.example.com/sitemap.html" to see if the sitemap is available.
  3. Use a web browser extension or plugin: There are various browser extensions and plugins available that can help you find a sitemap on a website. These tools can scan the website and provide you with the sitemap link or display it directly. Search for relevant extensions in the browser's extension store and install one that suits your needs.
  4. Search for "sitemap" in the search engine: If the website does not have an easily accessible sitemap, you can try searching for it using a search engine. Enter the search query "site:example.com sitemap" (replacing "example.com" with the website domain) in the search engine to see if the sitemap is indexed. This method may not always work, especially for smaller websites or if the sitemap is not properly indexed.


It's important to note that not all websites have a sitemap or make it publicly accessible. If you're unable to find a sitemap using any of these methods, it's possible that the website does not have one.