Easy: Create Google sitemap.xml in Magento

Setting up a Google xml sitemap in Magento is fairly simple. You can use Magento’s inbuilt sitemap generation function to handle this. 

Here’s how to generate a xml sitemap in Magento:

1. Log in to admin

2. Navigate to System -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Google Sitemap, under generation settings click Enabled -> Yes and Save (enter error reporting e-mails if needed)

3. Navigate to Catalog -> Google Sitemap and click Add Sitemap, give it a name and location (just a slash for public_html root), hit Save & Generate and you’re done

magento sitemap generation

Now you can access your sitemap via http://yourshop.com/sitemap.xml 

Remember to submit it to Google Webmasters for better crawl and index rate. 

Resources:

http://merch.docs.magento.com/ce/user_guide/Magento_Community_Edition_User_Guide.html#search_seo/seo-sitemap.html

http://support.createhosting.co.nz/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=64

Post Author: Tom Pai