Configuring the sitemap in Magento 2 Admin allows you to apply an awesome Magento tool with a document file which contains all of website’s URL and possibly direct people to any page on Magento stores quickly. In addition to the utility of direction, the sitemap is also an easy way to point what pages are ready for crawling to any search engines, that is very useful for your better SEO.
Moreover, for the visitors, the sitemap is the same as a traditional geographical map during the adventure around the real world because the magento sitemap will help them visit pages easily they are looking for instead of losing or wasting much time going around a website. Thus, configuring the sitemap on your store is very necessary, but it is not required if a store is too small and uncomplicated in the page organization.
Before configuring the sitemap, ensure that the sitemap is enabled, see the previous topic.
Stores. In the
Catalogin the panel on the left
Categories Optionssection, and continue with following:
Frequencyfield, select one of the following:
Priority field, enter a value between 0.0 and 1.0. Set Zero if the priority is the lowest
Frequency and Prioritysettings as mentioned above
Add images into Sitemap field, select one of the following to determine the extent that images are included in the sitemap
CMS Pages Options section, complete the
Frequency and Priority settings as mentioned above
Enabled field into
Yes and follow the guide below
Start Timefield, choose the hour, minute and second that update the sitemap
Frequencyfield, choose one of the following
Error Email Recipientfield, enter the email address of the person who will be received notification whenever an error occurs during a sitemap update.
Error Email Senderfield, choose one of the following:
Error Email Senderfield, choose the template used for the error notification.
Sitemap File Limitssection.
Maximum No of URLs Per Filefield, enter the maximum number of URLs per file. The default limit is 50,000.
Maximum File Sizefield, enter the maximum file size in bytes. The default size is 10,485,760 bytes.
Search Engine Submission Settings section.
Enable Submission to Robots.txt field, select
Yes to provide instructions to search engines that crawl your site by using a robots.txt file.
When complete, click
Ref: Magento 2 User Guide
It comes to the end of tutorial: How to Configure Sitemap in Magento 2.