3 Ways to Extract URLs from Sitemaps

If you are wondering how to extract sitemap URLs really fast you are in the right place!

Let’s jump right into it.

There are different options out there and I selected the best 3 methods:

1) Extract URLs From XML Sitemaps In Google Sheets

I found a simple sitemap url extractor script that will extract the list of URLs in less than 5 seconds, pretty impressive, isn’t it? Give it a try.

Here the Google Sheet that act as a sitemap url extractor:

1. Make a copy of it

2. Add the sitemap URL in the cell B2 (example: https://www.google.com/sheets/sitemaps.xml)

3. The list of URLs will appear automatically in column D

4. Done!

import sitemap google sheet

2) Extract URLs From XML Sitemaps with Screaming Frog

1. Open Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool

2. Mode>Select List

3. Upload>Download Sitemap>Add Sitemap xml URL

4. Done!

screaming frog sitemap

3) Extract URLs From XML Sitemaps with command line tools

1. Open your terminal

2. Enter this command (remember to replace the sitemap URL)-> curl -s https://www.google.com/sheets/sitemaps.xml | grep ‘

3. Done!

extract sitemap urls with command line

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