What are the benefits of a HTML Sitemap?

Anthony James

Last Update 3 months ago

Our app will generate a search engine SEO friendly HTML sitemap instantly that will contain all your products, collections, pages and blog articles.

An HTML sitemap on a Shopify store, or any website for that matter, serves several important purposes:

  • Improved User Experience: HTML sitemaps provide a clear and organised list of links to all the important pages on your Shopify store. This makes it easier for visitors to navigate your site and find the information or products they are looking for quickly.
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): Search engines like Google use sitemaps to crawl and index your website. By providing an HTML sitemap, you help search engines discover and index all the pages on your site, which can improve your site's visibility in search engine results.
  • Accessibility: HTML sitemaps are especially helpful for individuals with disabilities who may use screen readers to navigate websites. A well-structured sitemap ensures that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can easily access and browse your site.
  • Link Equity Distribution: An HTML sitemap can help distribute link equity (SEO value) across your site. When you link to important pages from the sitemap, it can help those pages rank better in search engines.
  • Discoverability: If you have new or updated content on your Shopify store, an HTML sitemap can ensure that it gets discovered by both users and search engines more quickly.
  • Organised Content: It helps organize your content into logical categories or sections, making it easier for users to understand the structure of your website.

When setting up an HTML sitemap on your Shopify store via our app, we ensure that it is well-structured, easy to navigate, and regularly updated as you add or remove pages from your site.