Talking about SEO without an adequate sitemap doesn’t balance, A sitemap is like a road map, it tells the search engine crawlers were to visit and were not to visit, and also how often to visit those places in your website.
Many SEO plugins offer sitemaps on the go, so making this list without i would have to include them, alright lets roll.
SEO Plugins with Sitemaps
1. Yoast SEO
With over one million active installs and an overall 4.5 star satisfaction rating, Yoast SEO continues to be one of the most popular SEO plugins in the WordPress ecosystem and made the cut for our 14 best WordPress plugins for 2015.
Another very popular option for general SEO purposes, the All in One SEO Pack also has over one million installs with a solid overall 4.4 star satisfaction rating.
Given the availability and widespread use of the two previous plugins – both free and providing excellent value with their premium versions – it’s not surprising that the number of sales of this next plugin only number in the thousands.
Dedicated Sitemap Plugins
1. XML Sitemaps (Free)
Produced by the same people responsible for the Semiologic SEO plugin, XML Sitemaps is a lightweight but powerful option for automatically generating sitemaps and notifying search engines when they’re updated.
Simple configuration options are provided to include or exclude date archives (for specific years and months), authors, categories and tags in the sitemap generated. Specific pages can also be excluded by ID. This plugin is one of the few which provides cached sitemaps (in the wp-content/sitemaps folder) and uses a rewrite rule to direct search engines.
The Google Sitemap plugin has been knocking around for nearly five years and is a stable and mature sitemap generation option. The plugin does exactly what its description says and enables you to easily create a sitemap file and add it to Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools).
With an overall rating of 4.1 stars and over 100,000 active installs, Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps is a popular alternative to the Google Sitemap plugin but includes more advanced functionality.
The basic settings enable you to select which sitemaps you want to generate, including taxonomies (custom or otherwise), date archives, author archives and external pages. Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps is also Multisite-compatible by default.
Image Sitemap Plugin
The Udinra All Image Sitemap plugin is a recent arrival on the WordPress scene but, with over ten thousand active installs and an overall 4.8 satisfaction rating, it’s clearly already filling a real need for site owners.
The basic functionality of the plugin lies in creating an XML sitemap for images on your website and automatically notifying Google, Bing and Ask.com of their whereabouts. Doing this helps ensure your website ranks well in the image search results of these search engines and image SEO optimization is not something you should ignore.