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:
to the end of your domain. With your built-in Squarespace domain, your site map URL looks like this:
Note: Replace sitename with your own Squarespace site name.
If you have a custom domain, your site map URL looks like this:
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 pages that have page passwords.
- 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.