Scan Your Sitemap for Hidden Issues, Duplicates and More With Netpeak Spider Xml Sitemap Checker

XML Sitemaps are generated to increase the likelihood of indexation of pages that search engine robots may find difficult to identify when crawling the website. Sitemaps are especially important when dealing with large web portals or online retailers.
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Key features of the Sitemap Checker

If you already have an XML sitemap, Netpeak Spider can validate it and check sitemap. The program examines XML sitemaps for over 30 issues by the Standard Sitemap Protocol. Netpeak Spider can detect broken sitemaps, missing links in sitemaps, duplicate links in sitemaps, and improper URL format in sitemaps, among other issues. Aside from the standard sitemap checks, there are several modes in which you can use Spider’s Sitemap Checker to view additional attributes of your sitemap.

URL mode

Website sitemap is an XML-formatted file for search engine bots that lists all pages on the site. It is intended to make it easier for search engines to crawl and index your site. The first mode of the Sitemap Validator allows you to list all of the URLs included in your Sitemap xml.
URL Mode

Sitemaps mode

With Sitemap Validator in Netpeak Spider, you can also select the sitemaps mode, which will present you with a list of all of the sitemaps included in the index sitemap.
Sitemaps mode

List of URLs in Sitemap.xml

This mode of the sitemap crawler indicates how many URL pages were discovered in all sitemap files during the sitemap validation. This excludes materials in other media, such as photos. This report provided by Sitemap Validator is useful for comparing the number of pages detected in sitemap files to the real number of pages on the site and indexed in search engines. This may help identify multiple issues quickly. Some sites, for example, may not have removed sitemap pages that have been deleted or disabled in the site's administration panel. As a result, the crawler budget will be reduced, and the site's ranking may suffer. If the search engine index has much fewer pages than the sitemap, this may signal that the site is having indexing troubles. Or that the sitemap is poorly designed and contains redundant pages.
URL list in the sitemap

Sitemap.xml Attributes

Attributes mode will allow you to inspect the following sitemap attributes:URL of the page's location Date of the most recent file modification Sitemap Changefreq is the frequency at which the page gets updated. Priority of the page compared to other pages in the Sitemap Priority tab
Attributes of Sitemap.xml

Sitemap.xml Issue Reports

In the tool's Issue Reports mode, all validation errors are listed in a separate tab on the right. This tool's errors can be found in the official specification for the Standard Sitemap Protocol, which is backed by major search engines, including Google, Yandex, and Bing.
Reports on issues with Sitemap.xml

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photo tab icon How to Use Sitemap Checker?

1. Open Netpeak Spider and find Sitemap Validator

First of all, you will need to open Netpeak Spider and find an XML Sitemap Validator in the ‘Tools’ drop-down menu. Then click on the XML Sitemap Validator to validate xml sitemap. Alternatively, you can press the ‘Alt+X’ hotkey combination if scan speed is a priority.

Opening tools menu and selecting XML Sitemap validator

2. Paste the Sitemap.xml URL and Start Scanning

Before you can start searching for issues with an existing sitemap you will need to paste the path to the Sitemap.xml file in the field in the top-middle part of the main screen. After you have successfully added the path to the Sitemap.xml simply click the ‘Start’ button in the top-right corner of the screen.

Paste the sitemap.xml in the search field and press start button

3. Find the Sitemap.xml data

After the scanner finishes analyzing your sitemap, you will be able to see the URLs included in the sitemap you have selected. Likewise, the sitemaps changefreq, lastmod, sitemap priorities, and loc attributes will be listed in the sitemap tester lookup results. As a neat QoL feature, you can conveniently sort them by clicking on the attribute type at the top of the table.

find relevant sitemap.xml data in the report

4. Analyze Sitemap.xml issues

If you need to verify or analyze the report in further detail, you can do that by selecting the appropriate attribute at the top side of the scan result table of the issue viewer panel. On the right side of the screen, you will be able to see all the warnings and issues associated with the listed URLs of your Sitemap.xml.

analyze issues with sitemap.xml in the right menu

5. Download the Sitemap.xml issues report

Next up, if you need to transfer the report from one computer to another or simply want to share it with another person Netpeak Spider has an export feature. Once you are done scanning for warnings and issues in your Sitemap.xml file, simply click on the ‘Export’ button located in the top left side of the program window. Alternatively, you can use the Export Tool to test sitemap when needed.

download or export the report via Export button
Opening tools menu and selecting XML Sitemap validator
Paste the sitemap.xml in the search field and press start button
find relevant sitemap.xml data in the report
analyze issues with sitemap.xml in the right menu
download or export the report via Export button

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