Sitemap Page

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

The Sitemap page lets you maintain a Sitemap file for your Web site. A Sitemap file lists the URLs in your Web site that are available for search engines to index.

To filter the display of URLs in the current Sitemap, enter search text in the Filter box and click Go. To remove the filter, click Show All. Sort the list by clicking one of the feature page column headings or select a value from the Group by drop-down list. You can group the Sitemap entries by selecting Change Frequency, Priority, or No Grouping.

UI Element List

The following tables describe the columns on the feature page and the tasks in the Actions pane.

Feature Page Columns

Column Name Description


Displays the URL of a Web page in your Web site. Double-clicking the entry opens it Edit Entry Dialog Box.

Last Modified

Displays the last modified date of the Web page.

Change Frequency

Displays how often the Web page content is likely to be updated (for example, Weekly or Monthly.)


Displays the priority of the Web page relative to other pages on your Web site. Valid values are from 0.0 through 1.0. A higher value specifies higher priority relative to the Web site’s other pages.


For more information about these attributes, see Sitemaps XML format.

Actions Pane Tasks

Element Name Description

Add URLs

Opens the Add URLs dialog box so that you can add URLs to the Sitemap.

Add to Robots.txt

Opens the Add Sitemap to Robots.txt dialog box so that you can add the current Sitemap to the Robots.txt file.


Opens the selected Web page entry in the Edit Entry Dialog Box so that you can edit the Web page’s Last Modified Date, Change Frequency, and Priority properties.

View in Browser

Displays the selected Web page in the default browser.


Removes the selected Web page entry.

See Also


Add URLs and Add Sitemaps Dialog Boxes
Add Sitemap or Sitemap Index to Robots.txt Dialog Box
Sitemaps and Sitemap Indexes Page