The URL of the XML sitemap where a URL is located.
Raptor’s web crawler collects encoding data for every accessible sitemap on a site.
Within the column for ‘Sitemap URL’, there three values that can be returned for this which are as follows:
URL of XML sitemap
If the URL is inaccessible or not an XML sitemap
Where we identify the URL of an XML sitemap that a page is detailed in, we list this URL here, such as ‘https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml’. If a URL is listed in more than one sitemap, this will be the first sitemap we found it in.
If a URL is not listed in any sitemap, the field will be blank.
The example below shows how Sitemap URL data can be used for SEO.
Primarily this is used for simply identifying this XML sitemaps on a site, noting how many there are and what their locations are.
The list of guides below might be useful if you are analysing sitemap data and want to know more about it:
Related column headers in Raptor website crawler reports for this topic are as follows:
There are several main benefits to analysing sitemap data, some of the more popular ones we’ve listed below:
- Identify what pages are listed in xml sitemaps
- Analyse xml sitemaps
- Identify xml sitemaps
- Identify pages that should be removed from a sitemap
- Identify pages missing from a sitemap
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