Hi guys and gals,
I am not a developer so forgive me if these come across as stupid questions.
Someone asked me lately about how exactly XML sitemaps work, as opposed to other types of sitemaps. I looked around a bit online, but couldn't find anything concrete. So, maybe you could help.
Questions asked were:
Can an XML sitemap automatically detect new web pages and add them to your XML sitemap?
My thinking, would be, no, an XML sitemap has to be manually updated? Or the new URL submitted to Google Webmaster Tools?
How exactly does an XML sitemap communicate with the website/CMS?
So I think it's how exactly does an XML sitemap work?
Submitting URLs to Webmaster Tools / Fetch Google URL
If I created a new webpage, could I use the Webmaster Tools option to submit the URL. Would it be included in some kind of a sitemap?