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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 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.
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