Navigation Map as a Robot Guide
Your website is primarily designed to cater to the human visitors, but you as the web designer must also come to terms that there are millions of websites out in the web and visibility of your website is extremely important. You will therefore need to appeal to the non-human visitors, better known as search engine robots. It is important that your website gets indexed by the search engine robots effectively and at the right frequency.
For this case the navigation map for your website can be an invaluable tool. The navigation map page is the ideal page to submit to search engines as it has links to all public pages in your website. The easiest way to submit your site map to search engines like Google is to have your site map stored in your root folder as an xml file. This way you can submit you website with the necessary meta data stored in that file. Here is an example of a site map format called yourwebsite.com_sitemap.xml. In the standard format for xml site maps.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>