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Every Wix creation has an XML sitemap that assists in getting content recognized by search engines (and Google Analytics).

 
The sitemap is dynamically generated within our server and , therefore, stays up to date with any pages that you add or remove from your site.
 
To view your sitemap, add sitemap.xml to the end of your domain name. Example: mydomainname.com/sitemap.xml .
 
Note: If you cannot see the Sitemap, please make sure that you have selected to 'Allow search engines to find my site' from within your site SEO settings

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  • higginbothamandson

    Replied by higginbothamandson July 24, 2014

    sitemap add to my site

    does not work for my site!

    I think my Weebly site is way better!!!

    • Nitzan Wix Team

      Replied by Nitzan July 24, 2014

      Hi,

       

      Thank you for contacting Wix Support.

       

      Please note that you posted in our Flash forum, while your site is an HTML site. I have moved your post to our HTML5 forum and merged it with with the relevant thread.

       

      Please refer to our best reply above for information and instructions.

       

      We are here should you require any further assistance. 

      Have a great day! Nitzan - Wix Support Team
  • cablebone

    Replied by cablebone July 9, 2014

    My sitemap is not showing up.

     

    cablebone.com/sitemap.xml

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios July 10, 2014

      Hi,

       


      Thank you for contacting the Wix support team.

      I checked your domain connection and it appears that your pointing configuration in your registrar (not Wix, but your actual domain host) is incorrect.
      To fix this, please follow the instructions here

       


      Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have

       

       

       

      Many thanks, Barrios
    • cablebone

      Replied by cablebone July 13, 2014

      I did this, and now the website is not showing up at all..

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios July 14, 2014

      Hi,

       

      Note that you are not connected to the Wix name-servers please contact your domain host for further assistance. 

      To see who your domain  host is please check who.is

       

      Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

       

      Many thanks, Barrios
    • cablebone

      Replied by cablebone July 14, 2014

      I have followed all your instructions to have the 1and1 servers use wix servers instead, but Google webmaster still cannot find my sitemap.  Wix is supposed to be easy, but this has been far from it.

    • Anat Wix Team

      Replied by Anat July 14, 2014

      Hi,

       

      As you can see here, your domain nameservers are still not connected to Wix.

      Please ask your domain host to change the namservers as explained here

       

      Please follow these steps and allow 72 hours for full propagation.

       

      Anat - Wix Team
    • cablebone

      Replied by cablebone July 17, 2014

      My website isnt working at all now.  I have tried to remove all domain connections and go back to a frame redirect from 1and1 to Wix, and it still isnt working.  I need this resolved now!

    • Shai Wix Team

      Replied by Shai July 18, 2014

      Hello,

       

      You will need to change the NS of your domain to NS1.WIX.COM and NS2.WIX.COM. We cannot do this for you as this needs to be done via your current registrar.

       

      I have re-added the domain to your configuration. Once the nameservers are updated to point at Wix, the domain will work as expected.

       

      In order to connect the namerservers, send your domain hosting company the following message:

      I have built a site on Wix.com. Please connect my domain to their name servers- NS1.WIX.COM (IP address 216.139.213.90) and NS2.WIX.COM (IP address 95.211.144.195).

      After sending your message, please allow up to 72 hours for changes to get updated (propagate).

      Shai - Wix Support
    • cablebone

      Replied by cablebone July 18, 2014

      I dont want to point my name ervers to wix...your servers go down to often.  I want wix to remove anything youve done so my current domain host handles all records and just redirects to wix.  I have removed all settings in my wix control panel, but my site is still down (but everything is working from the hosting end).  This is costing me money and very frustrating that you cant fix it!!!

    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina July 18, 2014

      Hey, 

      Your pointing configuration in your registrar (not Wix, but your actual domain host) is incorrect.
      To fix this, please follow the instructions here (option 2 - Connect by Pointing). 

      Alina, Wix Support Team
  • Olegt0rr

    Replied by Olegt0rr June 27, 2014

    I have some draft pages. I set it like hidden for menu and search engines.

    Why that pages are visible in sitemal.xml file?

    • Olegt0rr

      Replied by Olegt0rr June 27, 2014

      * sitemap

    • Dean Wix Team

      Replied by Dean June 27, 2014

      Hey,

       

      In order to hide a page from the sitemap you need to set it as a subpage and password protect it.

       

      To create a subpage: From the left side of the Editor click the Pages icon > hover over the square next to the relevant page > drag the page to the right.
       
      Note: You will only be able to see your subpages, and the drop down menu functionality, in Preview and Live Mode. To go to Preview Mode, click Preview from the top menu of your Editor.
       
      For more information about drop down menus, click here.

       

      Let us know if you need additional help.

      All the best, Dean - Wix Team
    • Olegt0rr

      Replied by Olegt0rr June 27, 2014

      Not so! It's not need to set it as subpage. Enough to password protect it.
      I know this way, but why this thusness?
      If I check option "Hide from search engines", why it stay visible? It's not correct!
      If I check HIDE option - I wait for item is hidden! But it's not so! 

    • Dean Wix Team

      Replied by Dean June 27, 2014

      Hey,

       

      If you choose to hide a page from search engines it may take time until it is completely removed as the search engine needs to recrawl the new version of your site which can take up to 3 months.

       

      Hiding pages from search engines will not hide them from the Sitemap.

      All the best, Dean - Wix Team
  • daird5

    Replied by daird5 June 17, 2014

    Cannot see a Sitemap

    Hi I cannot view a sitemap of my website, I have checked and 'Allow search engines to find my site' from within your site SEO settings is switched on.

    Please assist me with this.

    Thank you

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti June 17, 2014

      Hi,

      Please, refer to the best reply above.

      Best, Ritti
    • daird5

      Replied by daird5 June 17, 2014

      Hi Ritti

      Thank you for your response

      Please refer to my question and see that I said that I have done the above and still cannot see the sitemap.

      Please assist me thank you

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios June 17, 2014

      Hi,

      Did you make sure to publish the changes in the editor?

       

      We are here should you require further assistance

       

      Many thanks, Barrios
    • daird5

      Replied by daird5 June 17, 2014

      Hi

       

      Yes I have published it, but the option to allow search engine to find my site has never been switched off?

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios June 17, 2014

      Hi,

       

      Please note that I was able to see your site map without any issue. 

      see http://www.dairdphoto.com/sitemap.xml 

      Please provide us with a screen shot of the problem. For instructions on how to take a screenshot, please use this link.

       

      To upload the screenshot, simply click on the "Upload" button and follow the steps.
       

       

      We are here should you require further assistance.

       

       

      Many thanks, Barrios
    • daird5

      Replied by daird5 June 17, 2014

      Thank you for your help, I can see it now! not sure what the issue was.

       

  • aspen1231

    Replied by aspen1231 May 1, 2014

    I have created a sitemap using XML-sitemaps which has been submitted to Google but I have recently allowed for my page, www.a-techinc.com, to be available to search engines via wix. Should I fetch the site again without the XML-sitemap?

    Also, when I locate my sitemap the pages indexed are not organized properly. Can I change the order in which the pages are indexed via Wix tools?

     

    Thanks

    • Ilia Wix Team

      Replied by Ilia May 2, 2014

      Hi,

      Please note in the Best reply above that each Wix site already has a sitemap built into it, so there's no need to create an external one.

      In addition, the organization of the pages does not matter as the search engine reads it as a whole.

       

      Best regards

      Ilia - Wix Support
  • danielgossel

    Replied by danielgossel April 7, 2014

    I did what the article the first replier said to do but it just takes me to my homepage.

  • fghazaei

    Replied by fghazaei April 2, 2014

    Hi,

    my website has 6 pages in 3 languages meaning 18 pages total. I checked my sitemap and I could see that some are duplicated and many of them are missing. I also checked in my Google analytic and it mentions that I have no sitemap added. I tried to add but it doesnt read my page address of each page and it says that it is invalid. Please check my website called "Biodent" for Biodent-clinic domain and see if you could please help me and list my pages. I constantly losing clicks and traffics for the other two languages especially Russian due to this issue. Please help us with that

    • Samantha Wix Team

      Replied by Samantha April 3, 2014

      Hi,

       

      When accessing http://www.biodent-clinic.com/sitemap.xml, I can see you have 18 pages.

      Can you send me a screenshot of you see ?

       

      Have a nice day !

       

      Bonne journée ! De la fondation à l'introduction au Nasdaq : l'histoire de Wix en Images : http://fr.wix.com/blog/2013/12/16/de-la-fondation-a-lintroduction-au-nasdaq-lhistoire-de-wix-en-images/
  • ralpinedesign

    Replied by ralpinedesign February 27, 2014

    adding sitemaps

    Hi, I'd like to add a sitemap to my domain but in unsure as to where I should put the sitemap.xml, is it in the editor or in the manage domains area on the main Wix site before opening the editor? 

    • gills2 Wix Team

      Replied by gills2 February 27, 2014

      Hey  ralpinedesign,

       

      You can access your site map from here.

      As you can see in the link, you can simply add sitemap.xml to the end of your domain name.

       

      Thanks,

      Gill, Wix Team
  • cnpbizsolutions

    Replied by cnpbizsolutions February 23, 2014

    Google Webmaster tells me it cannot find a Sitemap for my site.

    When I queried wix support, it says: "Every Wix creation has an XML sitemap that assists in getting content recognized by search engines (and Google Analytics).

    The sitemap is dynamically generated within our server and , therefore, stays up to date with any pages that you add or remove from your site."

    So, I'm confused. Please help.

     

     

    • Maya Wix Team

      Replied by Maya February 24, 2014

      Hi cnpbizsolutions,

       I can see many domains in your account - to which of your domains do you refer? Please also make sure that the site connected to that domain enables your site to be found by search engines (Editor > Settings > SEO > Let search engines find my site > Save change!).

       

      Thanks,

       

       

      Maya Support-Team Wix
    • cnpbizsolutions

      Replied by cnpbizsolutions February 24, 2014

      I refer to stopattheoffice.com -- the site connected to that domain enables my site to be found by search engines.

    • Tali Wix Team

      Replied by Tali February 24, 2014

      Hey

      Your sitemap is fully visible and functional. You can check it here.

       

      They should be able to fetch and read it correctly. Please try again and if this problem still persists you will need to contact them as the sitemap is fully functional.

       

      If you need any further assistance please let us know.

      Tali, Wix Team
  • paulfeenan

    Replied by paulfeenan February 16, 2014

    Hi,

    I feel as though I have pursued all of the available SEO tools you offer, and have done some more investigating on my own. I have common keywords in my homepage title, and every page, a good h1, titled pictures.  Pictures are actually coming up fairly well in image searches. The site was able to fetch as google successfully. I know my site is site mapped and indexed on webmaster tools, I have checked the sitemap.xml and saw that the !# are all mapped.  I checked the robots.txt and saw everything was in order. everything seems not just fine, but really well organized.  

    And still, my first page, which isnt my homepage, shows up in the middle of the second page.  Admittedly, there is an old site for our farm that is eating up some organic hits, however, this new site is not improving in results, or relative to the old sites placement.

    My questions are around how your servers handle requests for "ugly pages".  I know that there are these html snapshot pages.  My question is if your servers are able to handle requests from crawlers for ugly pages, and if so, are crawlers then properly able to extract the dynamic pages? Can I establish servlet filter? Is this needed or possible? Also, do you restrict access to indexed pages in some way? 

    Im just a bit confused how everything can be set up so well, and I think AJAX apps are great, but some dot somewhere is not connected, just wondering if it is on my end... what can I do beyond your SEO wizard, and other SEO tools.

     
    • Dror - Wix Support Wix Team

      Replied by Dror - Wix Support February 16, 2014

      Hi Paul,

      This issue doesn't actually have anything to do with your settings which I checked and are fine - site structure can only bring your SEO so far. Don't forget that you're competing against other sites for your keywords - a competition that's more like a marathon than a sprint. 

       

      It seems that you know your way around SEO, but from what you've told me you haven't mentioned any backlinking strategy or content creation that will put your site ahead of the other competitors. That said, please note that it is apparently not your final ranking on google and that rankings don't change from day to day rather on changing intervals - make sure to promote your site well on relevant sites with a decent backlinks strategy and you'll see the results.

      You can start by using Site booster from the business apps page in your My Account. The free version lists your site on Yelp and Mapquest (this helps creating backlinks, which are generally links from high quality sites to your site, that tell google that your site is important and should be ranked higher) and the paid version is a really powerful backlinking tool which is always a good thing to consider.

       

      Let us know if you have any questions.

        

      Dror - Wix Team

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