XML sitemap is one of the effective elements that can help you improve your site’s visibility in search engine ranking. It is basically a simple yet effective way to provide a complete list of URLs to search engine thus making it easier for the crawlers to crawl each link.

Developers have made it easier now, for WordPress (WP) web owners, to integrate sitemap in their blog with the help of plugins. Following is the list of most effective WP plugins to create and integrate XML sitemap in your website.

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1.    Google XML Sitemaps:

One of the best plugins to integrate XML sitemap in your WP blog is Google XML Sitemaps. This plugin helps you index your URLs in mega search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. As a result of it, the visibility of your site will be improved and the chance of getting more traffic will be increased. Also, it notifies the above listed search engines every time you publish a post on your site.

Plugin Available Version: 3.2.9

WP Version Required: 2.1 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.6

Rating: 4.7 Out Of 5

2.    XML Sitemaps:

Another great plugin that automatically creates sitemap of your WP website is XML Sitemaps. It does not create separate XML files every time you publish a post, but re-write the existing XML file. Also, it schedules the search engine notification, based on the stats that it has collected from your web, to include the URLs that are generated on your site in the meantime.

Plugin Available Version: 1.9

WP Version Required: 3.1 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.6

Rating: 3 Out Of 5

3.    XML Sitemap Feed:

XML Sitemap Feed is one of the powerful plugins that dynamically creates XML sitemap of your WP site. With this plugin, your website’s URLs can easily be indexed in Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and AOL. Another good thing about it is that it creates Google Feeds of your web content along with its sitemap. However, only Google and Bing will be pinged every time you post article on your blog.

Plugin Available Version: 4.3.2

WP Version Required: 3.2 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.6

Rating: 4.2 Out Of 5

4.    Simple Google Sitemap XML:

One of the simplest widgets to generate and update your web’s XML sitemap for better search results is Simple Google Sitemap XML. This plugin allows you to enable and disable tags, categories and priorities in your sitemap. Also, you can choose where you want to save your sitemap XML file whether in your website’s root folder or plugin directory.

Plugin Available Version: 1.5.0

WP Version Required: 2.0 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.5.2

Rating: 4.5 Out Of 5

5.    XML-Sitemap.co.uk:

For those who want to focus only Google and Yahoo for the indexing of their links should give this plugin a try. You can integrate sitemap by installing the plugin in your WP directory. Also, you can display XML sitemap on your particular page or post with its given shortcode.

Plugin Available Version: 0.1.0.0

WP Version Required: 2.0.2 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.4.2

Rating: 5 Out Of 5

6.    Google XML Sitemaps V3 For qTranslate:

Last on our list of plugin is the one that can help you get better rankings in Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask by creating an appropriate sitemap of your website. The special sitemap makes it easier for search engines to see the complete structure of your website and as a result of it; URLs of your website will be crawled and indexed speedily.

Plugin Available Version: 3.2.9

WP Version Required: 2.1 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.6

Rating: 4.7 Out Of 5