Sitemap Index Page

Applies To: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

The Sitemap Index page lets you maintain a Sitemap index file for your Web site. When you have more than one Sitemap file for your Web site, a Sitemap index lets you conveniently list their locations so that search engines can find them.

To filter the Sitemaps that are displayed for the Sitemap index, 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.

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 location of the Sitemap on your Web site. Double-clicking the entry opens it in the Edit Entry Dialog Box.

Last Modified

Displays the date when the Sitemap was last modified. This value does not refer to the change date of any of the content of the Web pages that are listed in the Sitemap. It refers only to the date when changes were made to the Sitemap file itself (for example, the date when you added or deleted URLs from the Sitemap). For more information, see Sitemaps XML format.

Actions Pane Tasks

Element Name Description

Add Sitemaps

Opens the Add Sitemaps dialog box so that you can add Sitemaps to the current Sitemap index.

Add to Robots.txt

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


Opens the selected Sitemap in the Edit Entry Dialog Box so that you can edit the Sitemap’s Last Modified Date property.

View in Browser

Displays the selected Sitemap in the default browser.


Removes the selected Sitemap.

See Also


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