XML Sitemaps

What is an XML Sitemap?

An XML sitemap is a roadmap for search engines. It is crucial to search engine optimization: It allows search engines to crawl and index the pages of your website effectively and to understand your content's structure. The XML sitemap file lists all the web pages on your site. By providing it, you enhance your site's visibility in search results and ensure users can find your pages easily.

XML sitemaps are useful for large or complex websites, ensuring all pages get the attention they deserve from search engines and improving your site's overall rankings and user experience.

The Queensu.ca XML Sitemap

At Queen's, we have more then 400 branded sites, both on and off the Queensu.ca domain.

University Relations manages a central XML sitemap that helps search engines to make sense of the entire Queensu.ca domain. All sites built with Queen's WebPublish are added to the Queen's central XML sitemap through the WebPublish launch process.

For other websites, please connect with the Digital Strategy Team at University Relations to have your site added.