When search engines crawl the Web, their standard behavior is to find your website using a link from another site. Once your site is found, the search engine robot crawls your site using the links that it finds on each page. This is a slow process and can result in some parts of your website taking a long time to show up in search engines such as Google. You can reduce the amount of time waiting for your site to be indexed by creating a sitemap and adding it to Google Webmaster Tools. A sitemap contains links to every page on your website, and once Google downloads it, its robots can crawl your site knowing where each page can be found. WordPress does not have the ability to create a sitemap on its own, but you can quickly add this ability with a free plugin.
Your WordPress sitemap is now ready to use. Creating a sitemap for your website is a very important step in getting your site indexed by Google and the other search engines, and this should be one of the first steps that you do for each new website that you create. The sitemap that the Google XML Sitemaps plugin creates is also compatible with other search engines such as Bing and Yahoo, and it automatically updates each time you create a new page or blog post.