Create a Google Sitemap Quickly
Google Sitemap is a new service that Google has provided to inform and direct crawlers. They want to index more pages and discover the web better and faster. With Sitemaps you can make sure all your pages are crawled and indexed quickly by Google.
This service is free and easy to use. You should create a sitemap file in XML format then submit it to Google Sitemaps and update your site map when change your site.
A sample Sitemap that contains just one URL and uses all optional tags is shown below. The optional tags are in italics.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
lastmod: The date of last modification of the file.
changefreq: How frequently the page is likely to change.
priority: you set the priority you want Google to place on that page in your site. You can prioritize your pages: 0.0 being the least, 1.0 being the highest, 0.5 is in the middle. This is ONLY relative to your site. It will not affect your rankings.
Google has provided a complete help to create sitemap XML here https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps.
But an easy way is using free sitemap generators. http://www.sitemapspal.com and http://www.xm-sitemaps.com are two free sitemap generators. Just enter your URL then generate your sitemap and copy the code into Notpad and save as sitemap.xml.
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