Posted on Nov 07 2014 byin Old-Plugins
Do you know what the most popular downloaded plugin on WP is?
….And the Winner is:
So why on Earth is Google XML Sitemaps so dang popular anyway? With over 15,000,000 downloads, it is obvious this plugin is more than mainstream. That is alot of downloads.
The Reason It Is So Popular
It is super popular because it runs a background scan of your webpage and all of its contents, like how you would do a quick inventory of what is in your desk drawer or pantry. The main idea is that this plugin will help Search Engines like Yahoo, Bing, Google, and other crawlers on the ‘net find your site easier. Think of a Bingo machine with all those balls flying around, except this machine is a Search Engine, and when it comes to finding a website, the better your Index is, the less chaos there is in the Bingo Ball machine, giving your site a much better chance of getting noticed.
Another reason why this is so popular is because of the complexity to map out an .xml file without this plugin. If you were to do it manually, you would have to spend a lot of time and effort making all the ins and outs of the files with todays operating systems, unless you were able to export the directory lists into Notepad or TextEditor and then save as an .xml file. The key to doing this is to ensure that the file names in the export file are the same as those listed in the Web directory.
It is safe to say that this plugin will remain popular, as it has established itself as the leader, and is more than twice as popular as the next best. So when you get one of our amazing premium themes, or our package deal, make sure to get this plugin going for your site right away so you can start to establish some presence on the web search engines.