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:
Tip: Replace sitename with your own Squarespace site name.
If you have a custom domain, your site map URL looks like this:
Tip: Replace yourdomain.com with your primary domain and include www.
Here's a screenshot of the sitemap for http://www.squarespace.com:
Making changes to your site map
Your site map updates whenever you make changes to your site. Changes can take up to 24 hours to appear, although it's often quicker.
It isn't possible to directly edit the site map.
What isn't included
Site maps don't include:
- Disabled pages, pages that have page passwords, or pages hidden from search in Page Settings
- Style information
- Code Block and Embed Block content
- The individual URLs of pages within an Index Page (The content of those pages will appear. This means that search engines can still crawl all content in your Index Page.)
Site maps and search engines
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.