Improve your sites accessibility

Day 13 Improve your sites accessibility

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Day 13

Improve your sites accessibility

Troubleshooting technical errors and ensuring that your website is always accessible is one of the biggest hurdles to manage when thinking about good SEO practices over time.

You can use a sitemap.xml file to inform search engines about all URLs on your website. This sitemap can be read by search engines and contains a list of all important URLs and metadata on the website. The Googlebot uses this list as a basis to analyze the website and review the corresponding

URLs. The sitemap.xml le always has the same structure:

Both the XML version and coding are special ed in the file. The URLs can be supplemented with additional metadata [e.g. the frequency with which the URL is changed (<changefreq>) or the last modification (<lastmod>).]

<?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“UTF-8”?> <urlset xmlns=“http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9”>

<URL> <loc>http://www.mywebsite.com/ rstpage.html</loc>

<priority>1.0</priority> <changefreq>weekly</changefreq>

<lastmod>2016-12-24</lastmod>

</url>

</urlset>

The sitemap.xml can be created using different content management systems There are also special sitemap generators available for the creation of the file.

After creating the file, you should upload it to the Google Search Console.

Google then checks the sitemap-XML for accuracy. However, there is no guarantee that all web pages given in the sitemap will be crawled and

indexed. This is up to the search engine.

Tips for improving your site’s accessibility:

• Regularly update your sitemap. XML and adjust your sitemap.xml whenever you change URLs or edit content.

• Check the status codes of the pages using the sitemap and fix any accessibility errors.

Improve your sites accessibility.

Day 13 Improve your sites accessibility

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