Some search engine optimization (SEO) experts say sitemaps are important tools for promoting your site, because when a search engine picks up your sitemap, it automatically picks up a link to every page in your site. Not only does the spider crawl those pages, but the sitemap page shows up in search results for keywords on your blog. Sitemaps also make it easier for visitors to your blog to find what they're looking for, faster. Here's a look at three sitemap generators for WordPress and my experience with them.
The Google XML Sitemaps Generator plugin for WordPress creates and publishes an XML-compliant sitemap at the click of a link, and pings the major search engines automatically to let them know where it is. This plugin quickly and easily produces a plain but highly customizable and useful sitemap that also happens to be SEO-friendly.