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April 19, 2018
Self Storage Websites: Sitemaps - Why They Matter
Perhaps you've heard of a sitemap before, but have you ever seen one or know what they are used for?
For the casual internet surfer, they aren't very important. In fact, it would be argued they don't matter at all.
However, sitemaps are quite important in terms of SEO.
A sitemap provides clues to site crawlers about your self storage website. The information provided about a give page can include: the URL, how important the page is (to create a hierarchy), update frequency, and date modified. All of this information is useful for a crawler to know how and when to crawl a website.
When you submit your sitemap to Google you speed up the process of getting indexed. That way your self storage website can start to convert web traffic into paying tenants!
So what's it look like? See for yourself!
Usually, sitemaps don't look this good, but yours truly has made it so and StoragePug sitemap looks nice. However, a web crawler doesn't care about this. Either way, here is an example of what an un-styled sitemap looks like.
In summary, a sitemap is exactly what it sounds like - a map of a website!
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