With this plugin you can add sitemap (a.k.a : sitemap.xml file) and inform search engines about pages on all spaces that are available for crawling.
You can also add metadata to the URLs:
Suppose your confluence instance is served under http://localhost. After installing the plugin, you can find the generated sitemap.xml under http://localhost/sitemap.xml.
The generated sitemap contains all the public pages on all spaces that are available for crawling.
In other words, It contains all the pages in each space that you can visit anonymously.
Besides the URL of the page, the last modified time of the page is added by default
Some search engines (such as google and bing) provides dashboard where you can submit the URL of the sitemap.xml. After submiting the sitemap.xml, Some search engines allows you to see the last time the search engine crawled each pages in the sitemap.
If your confluence instance is served on its own domain https://site, the URL of the sitemap is https://site/sitemap.xml. In this case, the search engines should find it and process it.
If your confluence is served under subdirectory https://site/docs, the URL of the https://site/docs/sitemap.xml.
In both cases, It is important to submit the sitemap.xml to search engines that support it
You can add URL of the Mobile version the page. You can select yes or no.
You add the priority the page. This value tells how important the page is, relative to other URLs in the site.
How frequently the pages are likely to change?
This value provides hint to search engines how often they crawl the pages.
Valid values are:
Selecting yes add XSL stylesheet to sitemap.xml. This displays sitemap.xml in human readable format in the browser ( It is still follow the sitemap.xml protocol