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Whats the best way or tool to use to make a sitemap with?

Hello all. I'm looking to make a sitemap for one of my sites. It's one of my SEOClerks affiliate sites that I got from on here. It's a great script/site but is quite basic. It didn't come with a sitemap so there is no XML or HTML sitemap. I've been looking around and trying some free online sitemap generators but they either aren't working or my site has so many pages to crawl it takes a very long time and then nothing seems to happen.

So I'm just wondering if anyone can recommend a sitemap generator tool? Either a free online one or some software perhaps? Are there any or is there a sitemap generator that you can recommend to me for this purpose?

My site is http://microservice.store/ and it has lots of categories and there are lots of pages (services) in each category. The thing is, those aren't static pages, the services on those categories change throughout the day as it pulls the services from the SEOClerks API. So there could be multiple pages (services) for one category.

Example: http://microservice.store/category/link-building/5
Or http://microservice.store/category/link-building/6 etc etc

I know that's just something to take into consideration.

Do you know of or can you recommend something to me to help me make a sitemap or all the categories on the site and then possible the services (pages) that I can then upload to my site /http://microservice.store/sitemap.xml and upload to Google Webmaster Tools also.

Also I want to make some kind of visual HTML sitemap also.

If you know of anything or can recommend anything let me know!

Thanks!

Mike.

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Cristian

If your website's structure is already defined and the site is online you can use https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/
Being using it for years for basic HTML websites and even wordpress based websites when I want to have a classic sitemap and not use YOAST SEO.
You can set your desired frequency, last modification date and priority, works great but unfortunately it doesn't generate free sitemaps bigger than 500 URLs.
Also, don't forget to also generate a robots.txt file, you can do it here: http://tools.seobook.com/robots-txt/generator/ - make sure you also include you sitemap link in your robots, helps a lot with the indexing process.



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idealmike

Thanks mate. I've used that site before in the past as well and tried it on this one. It wasn't correctly labeling some of the URLS such as the seller urls but that might be down to the way my sites script is coded and I might need to ask the developer if there is something they can do about that. Still though, for all intents and purposes it seems to have done the trick and generated a sitemap.xml file for me. It might need a little touch up but this should be okay for now to just drop in my root directory of that site and upload to Google Webmaster Tools also.

I didn't really like the HTML sitemap it generated but don't really need that one as much. Just want this one really so Google can better know about all my other pages and index my site better. Whats the best way or tool to use to make a sitemap with?

So for that cheers! Have a beer! Whats the best way or tool to use to make a sitemap with?



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codebots

Hi idealmike,

I recommend you Screaming Frog, which is a website crawler that has ability to create sitemaps.

More info:
www.screamingfrog.co.uk/xml-sitemap-generator/

Regards, CodeBots



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idealmike

Thanks CodeBots! I did actually download and install that the other day but found that the free version can only create a sitemap up to 500 pages deep and my site has many more pages than that. I didn't really want to purchase a license for £149.00 for 1 year when I only want to use the program once. Whats the best way or tool to use to make a sitemap with?

It's a cool software and has a lot of features. But those features are only really fully useful if you unlock it and upgrade to a paid license and that is a bit overkill for what I need it for on my shoe-string budget! Thanks for your suggestion though. If you know anything else that is similar or effective for making a sitemap with more than 500+ pages do let me know so I can try it out!

Thanks!

Mike.



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codebots

Yes you're right, has a limitation to 500 url's. I just remembered other great software that can do this job for you, Xenu's Link Sleuth (also a web crawler) completely free and without any limitation.
It's little outdated but I think that It should work for you. I've used it in Windows 7 and works for me.

More info: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html



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idealmike

Hmm interesting! Thanks for the suggestion I'll check it out and give it a good going over! Whats the best way or tool to use to make a sitemap with?

Cheers!



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codebots

I hope that It works for you! Whats the best way or tool to use to make a sitemap with?

Regards, CodeBots.



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procoder

I've used a lot of sitemap generators online, and from what I remember most of them does not generate sitemaps that contains more than 500 URLs on it. However, I took a look on Google to double check for new tools, and found this website freesitemapgenerator.com, it require an free account to generate sitemaps, personally I've never tried it but according to them you can generate up to 5000 URLs with a free account. Hope it does what it says.



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