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Your site map

A site map (or sitemap) is a list of URLs on a site that tells search engines about the structure of its content.

Your Squarespace site comes with a site map using the .xml format, so you don't need to create one manually. It includes the URLs for all pages on your site and image metadata for SEO-friendly indexing. We automatically update it with any pages you add or remove.

Note: Site maps aren't accessible to trial sites.

Find your site map

You can view your site map by adding:

/sitemap.xml

to the end of your domain. With your built-in Squarespace domain, your site map URL looks like this:

http://sitename.squarespace.com/sitemap.xml

Note: Replace sitename with your own Squarespace site name.

If you have a custom domain, your site map URL looks like this:

http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml

Note: Replace yourdomain with your primary domain and include www.

Here's a screenshot of the sitemap for http://www.squarespace.com:

Understanding your site map

  • Site maps don't include disabled pages or pages that have page passwords.
  • The individual URLs of pages within an Index Page won't appear in your site map, but the content of those pages will. This means that search engines can still crawl all content in your Index Page.
  • The XML file doesn't include style information.
  • It isn't possible to edit your site map.
  • We set standard priorities for pages and blog posts in your site map. The homepage has a priority of 1, other pages have a priority of .75, and blog posts have a priority of .5.
  • The position of a page in the site map doesn't affect the position of that page in search results.
  • Changes can take up to 24 hours to appear in your site map, although it's often quicker.
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