Are you having trouble getting your website’s inner pages indexed? There are two main reasons for this:
- You don’t have a sitemap; or
- Your sitemap is not indexed in your robots.txt file
In case you didn’t know, the robots.txt file is the one that tells the search engines which webpages to index and which ones to exclude.
Thus, it allows the search engine bots to access to your sitemap with a few commands that will ensure your deeper web pages get indexed.
Furthermore, having a robots.txt file helps eliminate unnecessary 404 errors.
So, if your website doesn’t have a sitemap, then you need to create one right now and give the search engine bots access to it.
You can generate your sitemap by using either:
- Standard Text Format
- XML Format
Whichever format you choose, make sure that you have a comprehensive and updated list without any broken lines of code.
This is particularly important for the XML sitemap. In fact, if you’ll be using the XML format, it’s best to generate the file using a sitemap generator.
If you need help with this, then let the experts at eTraffic set up your sitemap for you. We guarantee that your inner pages will all get indexed. We will also carry out a free website audit to ensure that everything is working perfectly.